Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd case




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  • 2020-05-29 17:58:00Z
  • By NBC News
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd case
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd case  

The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd has been arrested, according to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.

Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday.

Video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes on Monday night. The police department initially said Floyd "physically resisted" the officers and that he died after "suffering medical distress."

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI are both investigating Floyd's death.

Chauvin's arrest comes after three days of protests in the Twin Cities, with the unrest in some areas erupting into violence and after his family and the MInneapolis mayor have called for the officer to be taken into custody.

Mayor Jacob Frey called this week for charges to be filed swiftly against the officer who pinned Floyd under his knee. "Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.

Floyd can be heard saying in the video. "Please, please, please, I can't breathe."

Onlookers urged the officer to get off the man.

"You're stopping his breathing right now, you think that's cool?" a man says. "His nose is bleeding. Look at his nose!" says a woman.

After several minutes, Floyd went silent.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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