Update: Chauvin Charged with Third Degree Murder for Death of George Floyd


Update 05/29/2020 2:12pm:

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that former Minneapolis police officer David Chauvin ha been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was seen kneeling on Floyd's neck in a video, which showed the man repeatedly telling Chauvin that he couldn't breathe before going unresponsive. He was pronounced dead following the incident, and the following day, Chauvin was fired.

Freeman stated in the press conference that Chauvin was given the same charges as Mohammad Noor, a former Minneapolis officer who was sentenced to 12 and a half years for the fatal shooting of a woman named Justine Ruszczyk while responding to her 911 call.

Original 05/29/2020 1:57pm:

David Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck, has been arrested and taken into custody on unknown charges related to the case. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington confirmed Chauvin's arrest, adding that state investigators arrested him.

A press conference has been scheduled for 1 p.m. local time concerning a "major development" in the case, reports CBS affilate WCCO, and will be led by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who is the charging authority in the case.

Source: CBS News