Officer Charged With 3rd-Degree Murder & Manslaughter — George Floyd Killing

Headlines for May 29, 2020

Minneapolis police officer who knelt on neck of unarmed black man George Floyd charged with murder

Online video showed hundreds of protesters gathered in Lafayette Park just outside the White House, chanting "No justice, no peace".

A woman wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to the demonstration.

The People's Organization for Progress, which was formed to eradicate racism and take on relevant social issues, will protest beginning at 1 p.m.at the Lincoln statue, located at West Market Street and Springfield Avenue.

CBS affiliate WCCO in Minneapolis says that on Monday evening, police said officers were called for a report of someone trying to use a forged document at Cup Foods.

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"It is my expectation that justice for officers involved in this will be swift, that it will come in a timely manner, that it will be fair", Walz said.

According to police, he was told to step away from the auto, physically resisted officers, and was handcuffed.

The County Attorney said the action taken against Chauvin was "by far the fastest we've ever charged a police officer".

The president said that he conveyed his sympathy to the family.

In a news conference shortly after the announcement, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that Chauvin was being charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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But the cordon around the police station was eventually breached by protesters, who set fire to it and two other nearby buildings, as officers withdrew.

The flowers will be brought to a memorial in Minneapolis by members of Unite Cloud.

A woman's mask read "I can't breathe".

As bystanders looked on, police officers could be seen holding Mr Floyd down, with officer Chauvin seen placing his knee on his neck.

Seven people were shot and injured in protests in Louisville, more than 40 people were arrested in NY city, and shots were fired during demonstrations in Denver.

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