Skip to main content

British tabloid leaks bodycam videos from George Floyd's death

The videos were shown to reporters in July, but they weren't allowed to record or distribute the footage.

The Daily Mail has leaked body camera footage showing the moments before and after George Floyd's May 25 death. 

The British tabloid published portions of the footage from former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng bodycams on Monday.

The body camera footage was made available starting July 15 for viewing by appointment after the videos were included as evidence in a motion to dismiss the charges against Lane.

Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the cases of the four former officers charged in connection to Floyd's death, ordered that the footage couldn't be recorded or distributed. 

According to the Star Tribune, which had a reporter view the bodycam videos, it looks as if the Daily Mail had recorded the footage on a device in a courthouse conference room. 

The two bodycam videos reporters could view totaled 65 minutes, the Star Tribune notes. The Daily Mail's footage includes more than 18 minutes from Kueng's bodycam and 10 minutes from Lane's, the Daily Mail said. 

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

MPR News reporter Jon Collins points out in a tweet that paying for leaks from people with access to footage or evidence is common with English tabloids, but it's not acceptable among U.S. journalists. 

Media organizations, including MPR News and the Star Tribune, have been fighting to get the bodycam videos released publicly. Cahill has not yet made a decision on the matter. 

BMTN has reached out to Attorney General Keith Ellison's office as well as the state court for comment about the leaked videos.

Next Up

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

Biden Admin. imposes 20-year mining ban near Boundary Waters

The moratorium is the maximum the Department of the Interior can implement without congressional approval.


Historic St. Paul building to be removed, put in storage after public outcry

The building was set to be demolished before community members spoke out against it.


Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Jan. 24

Hospitalizations dipped for a second week in a row.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 11.19.03 AM

X-Golf to open 'flagship' location in south Twin Cities

The national franchise has over 100 locations nationwide.


Adult romance novel removed from Sartell High School book collection

Parents called the book "hardcore pornography" in a school board meeting.

cold, wind chill, freezing

Minnesota weather: Get ready for a 1-2 winter punch

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard explains how brutal the upcoming cold blast will be.

John Mayer

John Mayer to perform at Xcel Energy Center in April

Mayer will stop in St. Paul on April 1 as part of his "Solo" tour.


Bogart's Doughnut Co. to open new Twin Cities location

The doughnut shop is well-known around the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2023-01-25 at 2.57.54 PM

Legislative proposals seek funding for Twin Cities-Duluth passenger rail service

Advocates of the Northern Lights Express are hoping 2023 will be their year.



Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in George Floyd's death

Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Screen Shot 2020-08-10 at 10.01.24 AM

Police bodycam footage of George Floyd's arrest is released

It comes after media challenged an order preventing its publication.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Prosecutors appeal court's decision to split trials in George Floyd's death

Prosecutors want one trial for all four former Minneapolis police officers.

lane-kueng-thao - edit

Trial of 3 ex-officers charged in George Floyd's death delayed to 2022

This comes after the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against the officers last week.

george floyd 7

Large group of protesters call for justice for George Floyd

Floyd died after video shows an officer pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for five minutes.

George Floyd

Bodycam transcript reveals what was said between ex-officers, George Floyd

The attorney for ex-officer Thomas Lane has asked for the charges against him to be dismissed.

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.28.52 AM

Where efforts to change policing stand a year after George Floyd's death

A look at efforts in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at the national level.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Chauvin will be tried separately in George Floyd's death

Chauvin's trial will begin March 8. The trial of the other former offices will begin in August.