Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested in connection with the May 25 death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced the fired officer’s arrest on Friday afternoon, WCCO reported. On Monday, Floyd was arrested outside a deli after allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, the Star Tribune reported.
Floyd, who was reportedly under the influence, fought with police for approximately 10 minutes before officers took him to the ground in the roadway. After wrestling the combative man to the ground, Officer Chauvin knelt on the suspect’s neck to keep him pinned down, cell phone footage showed. According to the MPD, police noticed that the man “appeared to be suffering from medical distress” after they placed him in handcuffs, so they summoned an ambulance to the scene.
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