Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who killed George Floyd, has been taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death.
News about the arrest broke at a news conference Friday, followed by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s official announcement with the official charges.
“It is one officer, Derek Chauvin, is what I was told was the officer that was taken into custody today,” said John Harrington, Minneapolis Department of Pubic Safety Commissioner. “We’ll have more information on the details of this.”
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