Update: Former Officer Derek Chauvin Taken Into Custody In George Floyd’s Death, Charged With 3rd Degree Murder & Manslaughter
Update #2: Derek Chauvin has reportedly been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announces.
Original Story: According to reports, fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest.
On Friday (May 29th), John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death.
Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.
It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.
Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct Set On Fire. pic.twitter.com/88YQC896zT
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George Floyd’s death has sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation.
Protests in downtown LA have erupted over George Floyd’s death. According to reports, one of the protestors was injured. We hope that everyone is okay ?? pic.twitter.com/bsTt3Z6R85
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No additional details have been released.