Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Arrested After Death of George Floyd

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Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, involved in the death of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, has been arrested.

According to reports, Chauvin was charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter. John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

“We have now been able to put together the evidence that we need. Even as late as yesterday afternoon, we did not have all that we needed,” Freeman said. “This is by far the fastest that we’ve ever charged a police officer.”

Chauvin is the former officer seen in the viral video with his knee on Floyd’s neck, as Floyd pleads that he can’t breathe.


We’ll keep you updated as the story continues to develop.