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Source: Tim Sullivan and Amy Forliti, The Associated Press, globalnews.ca, May 29, 2020

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Freeman did not provide immediate details, but said a criminal complaint would be made available later Friday and that more charges were possible.

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