By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in the death of George Floyd is being made available for public viewing by appointment, but a judge has declined to allow news organizations to publish the footage for wider distribution.

Attorneys for Thomas Lane and J. Kueng and a coalition of news media outlets are seeking to make the videos more widely available, saying they will help tell the whole story.

But for now, members of the news media and the public can view the video by appointment at the courthouse starting Wednesday. The footage is expected to provide more vivid detail about what officers and Floyd did during their encounter.

Floyd Family to Announce Lawsuit Against Minneapolis

By AMY FORLITI

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for George Floyd’s family plan to announce a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers who are charged in his death.

Attorney Ben Crump planned a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit. Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Three other officers at the scene — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Kueng — are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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