Discussion posted by: David McNamara
A white officer has been charged in the killing of a Black man who pleaded for air as that officer pressed down on his neck. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody Friday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. George Floyd, 46, was killed Monday following an arrest for alleged fraud. Video taken by a bystander shows officer Chauvin pressing his knee into the neck of Floyd, who is restrained on the ground and unarmed.