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Bodycam footage released Wednesday shows a panicked and fearful Floyd pleading with Minneapolis police officers in the minutes before his death.
Derek Chauvin, the former officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck, faces a more severe charge of second-degree murder.
The city's third precinct was overrun by protestors amid nationwide demonstrations following Floyd's death in police custody.
Demonstrations across the country grew increasingly tense as people expressed their pain over the death of a Black man who was pinned down by a white officer.
Minneapolis's mayor told protesters their sadness and anger are "understandable" and "right," as he also urged peace in the streets.
“Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” mayor Jacob Frey asked of the white police officer who kneeled on a Black man’s neck.
Floyd, a Black man, died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Protesters want the cops involved, who've been fired, to face criminal charges.
Video captured by a bystander shows the officer pressing his knee into the neck of a Black man handcuffed on the ground.
Four months on and no charges have been laid.
WASHINGTON ― Six days. That’s how much time passed after a Somali-American cop in Minneapolis fatally shot a white Australian