Justice for George Floyd has begun.
Days after police officers suffocated a man on the streets of Minneapolis as well as obstructing bystanders from trying to help, the officer who stuck his knee into the neck of George Floyd has been taken into custody.
Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced the news that 44-year-old former police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on Friday after protests and riots have ravaged the city for days in response to the public murder and lack of swift response by the Minneapolis Police Department.
BREAKING: (Former) officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
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As part of the protest, Chauvin’s Minneapolis home was surrounded by protestors, with the National Guard eventually helping secure the location.
Chauvin has been hit with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter.