NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The police officer shown on video with his knee pressed against George Floyd ‘s neck for several minutes has been taken into custody. Floyd died from his injuries.
Fired Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was charged by the Hennepin County prosecutor with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Floyd, 46, was heard saying he couldn’t breathe.
Protests this week got violent from the action taken by Chauvin and the delay to arrest him.
At a press conference earlier today, state Attorney General Keith Ellison said justice would be served swiftly.
Prosecutor Mike Freeman did not know if other police officers in the video would face charges.
The Minneapolis officer’s arrest comes after three days of protests, some of which escalated into violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct that had been abandoned by officers. https://t.co/iRov82DA29
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2020