Minneapolis Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin, Who Knelt on George Floyd’s Neck, is Arrested
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension took former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin into custody, four days after Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for seven minutes — causing his death — notes CNN.
Chauvin has been charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter. Three other officers – two of whom may have also been kneeling on Floyd — have not been charged yet.
Chauvin and the three other officers were fired on May 26, one day after Floyd died in their custody on May 25.
The Minneapolis Police Department defended the officers on May 25 and falsely claimed Floyd “physically resisted officers,” noted CBS News.