George Floyd death cop Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder after kneeling on dad during arrest – The Sun

THE police officer filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck while he was in handcuffs has been charged with third-degree murder.

Derek Chauvin was also charged with manslaughter following his arrest on Friday.

However, officials have said that more charges are possible, according to a CityNews reporter.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar tweeted: "Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd.

"The first step towards justice."

Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told the Associated Press that state investigators arrested Chauvin.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a press conference on Friday: "This is by far the fastest we've ever charged a police officer – usually these cases can take nine months to a year."

Freeman also said "I anticipate charges" against the three other officers involved.

The 44-year-old Chauvin has been involved in use-of-force incidents in the past.

Chauvin was one of six officers who fired their weapons in the 2006 death of Wayne Reyes, whom police said pointed a sawed-off shotgun at officers after stabbing two people.

He also wounded a man two years later in a struggle after Chauvin and his partner responded to a reported domestic assault.

The Pioneer Press recounted the incident in a 2008 article.

Ira Toles ran from the officers as soon as they got inside, but they would catch up to him, according to cops.
Toles grabbed at one of the officer’s weapons, and Chauvin fired at Toles and struck him in the stomach, according to the newspaper.
Chauvin was a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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