Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with 3rd Degree Murder and Manslaughter for his role in the death of George Floyd earlier this week.
“Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until he could not breathe, has been charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday afternoon,” reports Fox News.
“Freeman said the evidence against Chauvin includes footage from a bystander’s cell phone, body camera footage as well as statements from witnesses and a preliminary report from the medical examiner,” adds Fox.
“We felt in our professional judgment that it was time to charge and we have so done it,” Freeman said.
“I won’t patronize you as a white man about living those experiences… but I am asking you to help us,” said Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. “Help us use humane ways to get the streets to a place where we can restore the justice so that those who are expressing rage and anger and demanding justice are heard, not those who throw fire bombs into businesses.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BREAKING NOW: Fired Minneapolis Police Officer Arrested for Death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin has been arrested and taken into custody for his role in the death of George Floyd.
From CBS News Minnesota:
Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation.
On Friday, 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.
Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.
It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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KERIK on HANNITY: George Floyd’s Arrest ‘Defies Logic, Common Sense, Training, Police Procedure’
Former Commissioner of the NYPD Bernie Kerik stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd; saying his arrest “defies logic, common sense, training, and police procedure.”
“I’m looking at this, you know how sensitive the neck area is, he’s not resisting, why would they keep their knee on his neck for six minutes or more?” asked Hannity.
“Nobody has the answer because it defies logic, common sense, training, and police procedures. There was no resistance… How did he get there? Why did he get there? The guys crying out that he can’t breath,” said Kerik. “This case, this is atrocious. This was an abusive use of force, it was a killing of someone who should not have died.”
Watch Kerik on ‘Hannity’ above.