Minnesota’s Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced that Derek Chauvin has been arrested because of the death of George Floyd.
“Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years,” local outlet MCCO reported and added that “it was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Justice Civil Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating the murder of George Floyd.
This arrest comes after three consecutive days of intense protests in which citizens burned down even a police compound on Thursday.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the deployment of the National Guard in Minneapolis to contain the actions of people who have been protesting for three consecutive days against police brutality and racism.
“The National Guard has arrived on the scene. They are in Minneapolis and fully prepared,” Trump tweeted on Friday.