• Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer arrested for the death of George Floyd

In this Monday, May 25, 2020, frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe in Minneapolis. Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a George Floyd who died in police custody were fired Tuesday.

By: Kyle Hicks

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck before his death on Monday has been taken into custody, the Star Tribune and WCCO report.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told reporters Friday that former officer Derek Chauvin was placed in custody by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

For more information, go to: https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/officer-who-knelt-on-george-floyds-neck-before-death-is-in-custody-reports-say

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9.