Derek Chauvin has been arrested according to reports by the Minneapolis police department. Residents of Minneapolis in Minnesota have for three days gone on strike to condemn the murder of George Floyd.
Jacob Frey, Mayor Minneapolis county has condemned the murder of the black man that has since seen another person dead and thousands of businesses destroyed.
Derek Chauvin was today arrested and charged with Murder and manslaughter. The move has calmed residents who have for three nights straight been demonstrating.
The murder of George Floyd was captured on camera and shared widely causing a panic among the black community in the states and other European states .
Here are some comments by Minneapolis residents.
- Should stop giving him the prestige of “former officer.” He is now Derek. Just Derek.
- Guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $40,000, or both.
- They’re going to make sure to cover it up, they’re going to intimidate any witnesses by threatening them, but if they do that it will make them look more guilty
Here is the video of police confirming the arrest