Two officers who “hands on” aided in killing yet to be charge while “lookout” faces probable “accessory” charges as well.
Black leaders in Minnesota and friends of George Floyd are at a press conference at Minneapolis City Hall.— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) May 29, 2020
They just found out that Derek Chauvin was arrested. This is their response:
The police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city. https://t.co/2gTmbizdAD— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2020
Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George Floyd, was arrested.— ACLU (@ACLU) May 29, 2020
This is not enough. We have much further to go — including swift, independent prosecution conducted by the Attorney General's office.
The fight to dismantle a violent, oppressive system has just begun. https://t.co/46o1tx0Cqo
Protesters sit together in front of the police line blocking off the street to Chauvins home to protest the death of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/HClvTnqBG7— jtoledo (@jtoledo11) May 29, 2020
VT: Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, as seen in the above video.
NEW: The wife of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was once charged with writing a bad check for $42, according to reports https://t.co/7moKIE1hrj— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 29, 2020
George Floyd pleaded for his life, but police officer Derek Chauvin took it away and it is right that he has been arrested for this murder. Justice for George and his loved ones can be served with this first step and the steps that follow to hold those responsible accountable.— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) May 29, 2020
BREAKING: Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests and outcry across the city and nation. | https://t.co/mC3AhNT2OW pic.twitter.com/22qe8cmibY— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 29, 2020
Chauvin in now in jail according to John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, after having been perp-walked by teh Minnesota Department of Criminal Apprehension.
Derek Chauvin, the cop who killed George Floyd with his knee, has been ARRESTED https://t.co/RWJcnpmgjw— TMZ (@TMZ) May 29, 2020
President Trump has already asked for a legal opinion as to whether he can issue a pardon to Chauvin and is awaiting a response from Attorney General William Barr. Trump is considering an executive order which would allow a president to issue pardons for state crimes, which would permanently alter the constitution.
Trump has also said he plans to send National Guard troops under his own command to Minneapolis to kill civilians, another act that would require operating outside of constitutional law and, in particular, the Insurrection Act of 1807 as reaffirmed by Congress in 2008.
NEW: Family of George Floyd:— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2020
“[Arrest of] Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd is a welcome but overdue step on the road to justice. We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested. pic.twitter.com/gC2P16lE99