MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota authorities: Police officer who knelt on George Floyd has been arrested.
Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced Friday that Derek Chauvin has been arrested.
Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice.— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 29, 2020
The arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct that had been abandoned by officers. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called for swift justice for those involved in Floyd's death.
Chauvin faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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