Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case.

  • Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who pinned George Floyd with a neck to the neck before the man died, was arrested and charged with  charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter today.
  • Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while he and three other officers held Floyd down.
  • An autopsy found the combined impact of his being restrained by the police, underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.
  • The city identified the other officers as Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng.