Fired Minneapolis officer arrested after death of George Floyd

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Derek Chauvin (Photo: CBS News)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (CBS NEWS/AP) — Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests and outcry across the city and nation.

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.

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Chauvin is charged with third degree murder and manslaughter. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that he may yet bring more charges against Chauvin.

The death of Floyd, who was seen on a disturbing video begging for air as Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck, drew outrage and protests across the Twin Cities.

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests and outcry across the city and nation.



The death of Floyd, who was seen on a disturbing video begging for air as Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck, drew outrage and protests across the Twin Cities.