Minnesota police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

George Floyd

Former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody by investigators Friday in connection with the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The announcement comes from John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, who told the press that Chauvin was taken into custody but did not elaborate on any charges. 

Floyd was arrested On Monday, May 25, in connection with a 9-1-1 call made about a man using possibly fraudulent cash to buy cigarettes from a store. The resulting arrest included four police officers responding, with Chauvin kneeling on and resting the weight of his body on the back of Floyd’s neck, while Floyd pleaded for his life. The entire event was videotaped by bystanders, who also pleaded for Floyd’s life.

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