Minneapolis Cop Charged With Third-Degree Murder and Manslaughter
Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has finally been arrested for the murder of George Floyd. In spite of several viral videos depicting Chauyin putting his knee in Floyd's neck, ultimately killing him, it still took four days for him to be arrested. The Minneapolis police department and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman reportedly didn't want to rush the investigation. Yet, the video seen around the world revealed there was nothing left to the imagination.
Even the city's mayor, Jacob Frey, called for the arrest and charges of all four officers, saying what he saw was a man murdered in cold blood. Public outrage over Floyd's senseless killing sparked widespread protests and riots across the country demanding all four officers be arrested and held accountable for the death of George Floyd.
The pressure appears to have worked, as Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday (May 29, 2020) that Chauvin would face charges.However, the former officer was only charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter as reported by the Washington Post.