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JSO Releases Bodycam Video From May Protests In Jacksonville

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Via News4Jax
This image from a May Jacksonville protest is from video released by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has released body camera footage from protests during the last weekend in May.

WJCT News partner News4Jax on Wednesday obtained the videos from the protests that happened during the weekend after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Downtown Jacksonville to demand justice for Floyd, and dozens were arrested over two days.

The Sheriff’s Office released 12 different videos showing the arrests made. State prosecutors have since dismissed charges for nearly all of the demonstrators arrested May 30 and 31.

One video shows several officers on the Main Street Bridge. A woman screams and a man next to a concrete median can be seen being taken to the ground by officers. Then, officers can be seen zip-tying the man’s hands behind his back.

An expanded version of this story that includes a video report showing some of the recordings that were released is at