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Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter -Hennepin County attorney

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Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter -Hennepin County attorney

Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter -Hennepin County attorney

A Minneapolis police officer who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died has been arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests in the Midwestern city sparked by the death.

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Derek Chauvin, the officer who is seen on a bystander's cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck on Monday before he died, has been charged with third-degree murder, Mike Freeman, Hennepin County attorney, told a news briefing.

"He is in custody and has been charged with murder," Freeman said of Chauvin, who is white.

"We have evidence, we have the citizen's video, the horrible, horrific, terrible thing we've seen over and over again."




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