Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case

The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd for more than 8 1/2 minutes was arrested Friday for the man’s murder, authorities said. Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced. Passers-by took video of Floyd pleading “I can’t breathe,” as Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on the man’s neck for exactly 8 minutes and 45 seconds on Monday night, according to state charging documents, citing footage from officers’ body cameras.

NBC Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case