George Floyd died after being restrained by police

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin taken into custody after George Floyd death


Police officer Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody following the death of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd died on Monday after the cop was filmed pushing his knee down on his neck - despite of the victim repeatedly saying he could not breathe.

Horrifying footage of the incident has sparked huge anger, with widespread protests and calls for officers to face murder charges.

Chauvin was later fired, along with three other police officers involved in the arrest.

Witnesses have disputed the Minneapolis Police Department's claims that Mr Floyd was resisting arrest.

Mr Floyd's death has sparked outrage around the world, and his brother Philonise Floyd has branded it an "execution".

He told CNN 's New Day: "These guys need to be arrested, convicted of murder, and given the death penalty.

"They need to. They took my brother's life."
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