Derek Chauvin Arrested: Investigators Charge Minneapolis Police Officer Who Knelt On George Floyd’s Neck

The former Minneapolis police officer captured on video kneeling on George Floyd‘s neck has been arrested.

Derek Chauvin, who was fired by the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday along with three other officers involved in Floyd’s detainment, was taken into custody early Friday morning. As we’ve reported, Floyd died while in custody after viral video showed him struggling to breathe with Chauvin’s knee pressed into his neck for at least eight minutes.

Chauvin’s arrest was first announced by Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington (pictured in the insert, above left, during the news conference on Friday morning), though it’s unclear at this point exactly what the charges are against the former officer.

Both the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been investigating the events and actions that led to Floyd’s death earlier this week.

According to KMSP political reporter Theo Keith, who was first to report the news of Chauvin’s arrest, not much more has been announced at this point (below):


We’ll continue to update you as more unfolds in this developing story…

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