Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin Taken Into Custody For George Floyd’s Killing

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on Friday in connection with George Floyd's death.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in a video this week pinning George Floyd to the ground with a knee on his neck, has been taken into custody, according to NBC News.

  • Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said Chauvin was arrested on Friday.

  • Chauvin was fired on Monday, along with three other police officers involved in the incident.

  • Floyd told officers he couldn’t breathe, as Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.

"Please, please, please, I can't breathe," Floyd can be heard saying in the video. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can't breathe."

  • Floyd went silent after several minutes and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Police initially said that Floyd "physically resisted" the officers and died after "suffering medical distress."

  • Both the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI are investigating Floyd’s death, according to NBC News.

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