US Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the US police officer, who was seen in the viral video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a 46 year old black man was on Friday, May 29 arrested and charged with murder. This followed widespread protests over his death.


George was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.

He was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. This was disclosed in a news conference by the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, John Harrington.


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