Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
The state of play: Freeman said that the delay in Chauvin’s arrest, which came four days after Floyd’s death on Monday, was due to the need to collect sufficient evidence — and that it was “by far the fastest” his office had charged a police officer. He added that he also anticipated charges against the other three officers involved in Floyd’s arrest and death, but refused to elaborate.
I don’t know the difference between the different degrees of murder, so this might be or might not be appropriate. All I can say after watching the video, Chauvin knew what he was doing.