The Fox affiliate in Minneapolis is reporting that Officer Derek Chauvin, the cop who knelt on the neck of George Floyd for several minutes, leading to the man’s death, has been taken into custody by state officials.
According to KMSP-TV’s Theo Keith, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had stated that Chauvin had been arrested but did not say what the charges were.
In a video of Harrington’s announcement from CBS affiliate WCCO-TV, Harrington said that Chauvin is the only officer arrested so far in connection to the death of George Floyd. Three other officers were fired, along with Chauvin, following Floyd’s death.
WCCO said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has scheduled a news conference this afternoon to discuss a “major developmentF” in the Floyd case.
This is a developing story and will be updated.