Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on Friday in connection to George Floyd's death, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced. Chauvin was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes during an arrest on Monday, while Floyd repeatedly said he could not breathe. Floyd, who is black, later died, and Chauvin, who is white, was fired on Tuesday. Protests over Floyd's death and the handling of the case have roiled Minneapolis for several days, though Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, the main prosecutor in Minneapolis, urged patience and restraint as the investigation continued. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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