New video appears to show moments before George Floyd was pinned to ground

first_imgHennepin County Jail By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Investigators are looking into a new video that appears to show the moments before George Floyd was pinned to the ground and died.On May 25, four Minneapolis Police Department officers responded to a 911 call reporting that Floyd had allegedly used a fake $20 bill to make a purchase at a local Cup Foods. About 20 minutes later, Floyd was pronounced dead following an encounter with police.The new video shows one officer leaning into the police car and scuffling with Floyd, who can’t be seen. The video was taken by a camera at the Cup Foods.The new footage comes in the wake of a viral, 10-minute cellphone video by a bystander that sparked protests across the nation. In it, former officer Derek Chauvin is seen pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck. In the video, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.”Floyd had complained of being “claustrophobic” and having troubling breathing before he was wrestled onto the pavement face first, according to the arrest warrant.Chauvin was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.A complaint released by prosecutors on Friday claims that Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for a total of 8 minutes and 46 seconds, including two minutes and 53 seconds of which Floyd was non-responsive.The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s autopsy “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation,” according to the complaint.On Friday, attorneys for Floyd’s family announced they were going to conduct an independent autopsy.On Sunday afternoon, Chauvin was booked into the Hennepin County Jail, after being transferred from the Ramsey County Jail. Later that day he was again moved to the state prison in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, over COVID-19 and crowding concerns. His first court appearance is scheduled for June 8 at 2:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Six tracks host California IMCA Speedweek shows

first_imgPit gates open at 1 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 7 p.m. sharp at Keller.  Nightly entry fee for drivers who did not pre-register is $20. Pit passes each night are $45. All events will be broadcast on Speed Shift TV and FloRacing.  The inaugural California IMCA Speedweek presented by Hoppes Motorsports opens next Mon­day at Placerville Speedway, then travels to Petaluma Speedway on Aug. 11; to Antioch Speed­way on Aug. 12; to Merced Speedway on Aug. 13; to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Aug. 14; and to Bakersfield Speedway for the Aug. 15 finale. All events are draw/redraw. Modified features pay $100 to start, Northern SportMod features $75, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region and KMJ Performance State points, in addition to series points at stake.  MERCED, Calif. – California is the place Modified and Northern SportMod drivers will want to be, for the inaugural California IMCA Speedweek Aug. 10-15. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying fea­tures while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase $750 top checks each night.  At Petaluma, the gate opens at noon, the drivers meeting is at 3:45 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30 p.m.  Camping is allowed at each track but drivers and fans following Speedweek are reminded that no fires will be allowed. Several tracks will have Covid-19 forms to be filled out. Information about those forms is available from those tracks. Merced also opens the pits at 2 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m.  Top five drivers in standings for each division receive point fund shares, in increments of $1,000, $400, $200, $100 and $100 for the Modifieds and $700, $300, $200, $100 and $100 for the North­ern SportMods.  Pits open at 2 p.m. at Antioch. The drivers’ meeting is at 4 p.m. and racing is at 5 p.m.  Placerville opens the pit gate at 11 a.m. with the drivers’ meeting at 4:45 p.m. and cars on the track at 5:15 p.m.  And at Bakersfield, pits open at 3 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Information is posted and updated on the California IMCA Speedweek Facebook page.last_img read more


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