Officer Who Had His Knee on George Floyd’s Neck is in Custody
The former police officer who allegedly murdered George Floyd is in custody!
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, who held his knee on George Floyd's neck for more than 5 minutes, while George and witnesses pleaded for his life, has been taken into custody. According to CNN, the ex-officer, who is presumed responsible for causing George's death, was taken into custody today (May 29).
Chauvin, who along with the three other officers that were on the scene of George's death, was custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Chauvin had 18 excessive force complaints against him, prior to the murder of George. He is facing a third-degree murder and a manslaughter charge.
"What the world has witnessed since the killing of George Floyd on Monday has been a visceral pain, a community trying to understand who we are and where we go from here." ~ Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, via CNN