Fired Officer Derek Chauvin Arrested in George Floyd’s Death

Fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed suffocating George Floyd by kneeling his on neck, has been arrested.

According to WCCO, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced Friday that Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Chauvin was one of four officers fired from the incident. The other three officers have not been arrested at this time.

It is not clear what charges Chauvin will face. Although the arrested was made by the MBA, answers will likely be provided by Hennepin County DA Mike Freeman.

Freeman has scheduled a press conference at 1 pm CST concerning a “major development” in the case.

More details to come soon.

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