The Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck before the unarmed and handcuffed man died, was taken into custody by authorities according to CNN.⠀
His name is Derek Chauvin, and he’s been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Not sure why the charge isn’t first-degree murder since Chauvin can clearly be seen looking directly at George Floyd while he choked the life from the man.
Chauvin also held his suffocating knee to George Floyd’s neck for several minutes after he lost consciousness. Surely Derek Chauvin, a highly trained 19-year-veteran of the police department definitely knew he was killing George Floyd.
We’ll have more soon – until the next time it drips…