Friday, May 29, 2020

Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd death

The Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office made the charging decision as fast as possible, and that additional or more severe charges could be coming as the investigation continues.

The other three Minneapolis officers who were at the scene Monday when Floyd died have not yet been charged, but Freeman said he expects those charges yet to come. He did not say what kind of charges are being considered for those officers. All four were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this week.


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