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Officer charged with third degree murder in death of George Floyd – 2020

Officer charged with third degree murder in death of George Floyd

Officer charged with third degree murder in death of George Floyd

From Minnesota: Activists speaking now after authortities announce the officer seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck in the video has been arrested. MINNEAPOLIS RIOTS: Violence erupts for third night, as protests spread, buildings burn

UPDATE (WKOW) — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman today said that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

In Minnesota, third-degree murder involves killing another person without premeditation and intent, through inherently dangerous acts, and with no regard for human life. “Inherently dangerous acts” may be direct or indirect.

If an individual intends to harm another person, but not kill that person, and the person dies anyway, charges of third-degree murder will likely be filed.

A person convicted of murder in the third degree may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years and a payment of a fine of not more than $40,000.

MINNEAPOLIS — Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced the arresting officer in the George Floyd case has been taken into custody, according to ABC affiliate KSTP in Minneapolis.

Former officer Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Floyd was pronounced dead Monday night after he was taken into custody by police in south Minneapolis. A video that was circulated online shows an officer holding his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck for several minutes.

A source with knowledge of the investigation identified the officer as Derek Chauvin. Chauvin and three other officers have been fired in connection to the incident.

Beauty queen wife of Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin files for DIVORCE on same day he is arrested and charged with George Floyd’s murder and says she is ‘devastated’ for the dead man’s family

The wife of the white police officer charged with killing George Floyd has now filed for divorce from him, her lawyer said Friday.  

The announcement that Kellie Chauvin, a former Mrs. Minnesota winner, is seeking a divorce from Derek Chauvin comes on the same day that the fired cop was charged with murder over Floyd’s death on Monday. 

‘This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,’ Sekula Law Offices said in a statement obtained by