911 dispatcher so alarmed at feed of George Floyd she called a supervisor to report arrest ‘looks a little different’ – The Sun

AN alarmed 911 dispatcher contacted a supervisor as she watched live footage of George Floyd's arrest because the incident looked "a little different."

The Minneapolis Police dispatcher called a sergeant as she watched a live feed of George Floyd's fatal arrest, according to audio released Monday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported.



Floyd died during an arrest over an alleged fake bank note on May 25 – after the now-former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis.

Video from the incident showed Floyd saying "I can't breathe" multiple times – but Chauvin did not move his knee.

In the call, the dispatcher mentioned an unrelated knife call and then discussed the footage she was witnessing.

"I don't know, you can call me a snitch if you want to – but we have the cameras up for (squad) 320's call," the dispatcher said.

"And… I don't know if they had to use force or not, but they got something out of the back of the squad, and all of them sat on this man.

"So I don't know if they needed you or not, but they haven't said anything to me yet."

The supervisor on the phone replied: "Yeah, they haven't said anything yet…just a takedown, which doesn't count, but I'll find out."

The unidentified dispatcher added: "No problem, we don't get to ever see it so when we see it we're just like, well, that looks a little different.

"Sounds good, bye."

It is unknown if the supervisor on the call showed up to the scene.

Video footage captured by witnesses do not appear to show a supervisor or sergeant responding to the scene.

According to police department's rules – officers must notify a supervisor when use of force is implemented, the Star Tribune reported.

Under the department rules, anytime an officer uses force while on duty he or she must notify a supervisor, who typically responds to the scene.

Chauvin and the three other officers involved in Floyd's death are all facing charges.

Rookie cop Thomas Lane, along with officers J.Alexander Keung, and Tou Thao, were charged with aiding and abetting in Floyd's murder.


Meanwhile, an attorney for the Floyd family released more unnerving footage of the 46-year-old's last moments.

Witnesses can be heard urging Thao to stop Chauvin as they repeatedly shout "check his pulse" and call the police officer a "bum."

An attorney for Floyd's family Ben Crumb, shared the video on Twitter with a "warning" given its graphic and upsetting content.

"This is beyond disturbing," the lawyer said. "[It's] even harder to watch than the first video."

Floyd's lifeless body was loaded onto a stretcher after minutes earlier telling Minnesota cop Chauvin "I can't breathe."

Protests erupted in major US cities and European capitals after his brutal arrest, which resulted in demands to reform, defund and even disband US law enforcement.

Demonstrators have urged for an end to police brutality and systemic racism as they continue to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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