Ex-officer Derek Chauvin taken into custody for George Floyd’s killing

Ex-officer Derek Chauvin taken into custody for George Floyd’s killing

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody by Minnesota state authorities.


The Minneapolis police officer lost his job this week after he pinned George Floyd to the ground with a knee on the black man’s neck during an arrest, and the 46-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later.

The killing has prompted days of protest that reached a fever pitch Thursday night, after the county prosecutor announced that he did not have enough evidence to support a criminal charge.

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