US police officer charged with 3rd degree murder
Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, has been charged with murder. This followed widespread protests over his death.
George Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said. Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of Geoge Floyd.
He was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. This was disclosed in a news conference by the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, John Harrington.
Recall that it was reported protesters clashed with police in the United States following the death of an unarmed black man after a white officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.