*At a press conference on Friday, Mike Freeman, county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota confirmed that former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin had been arrested and charged with 3rd-degree murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was seen pressing his knee on the neck of Floyd for almost 10 minutes before he died.
The other 3 officers who were a part of the arrest team with Chauvin, are still under investigation, but no charges have yet been filed.
Freeman says this is the fastest they’ve ever charged a cop. He stated that it normally takes 9 months to investigate.
Interestingly, he wouldn’t say if the 3 nights of disturbances accelerated the arrest in any way.
And in case you’re wondering … 3rd-degree murder is a crime committed without premeditation or intent to kill.
Here’s what we posted earlier …
*After 3 nights of unrest, it has finally happened.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was seen in viral videos with his knee on the now-deceased George Floyd, has reportedly been taken into state custody.
Floyd is the African American male suspect who was arrested by local police on Memorial Day and died in their custody.
#BREAKING: Officer Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody by state authorities, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says.
— Theo Keith (@TheoKeith) May 29, 2020