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Minnesota protest live updates: Derek Chauvin charged with murder in connection with George Floyd’s death

Protests have erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd, who was seen pinned down by police.

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Protests have erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd , who was seen pinned down by police.

2:28 p.m.: Trump tweets against lootingPresident Trump again doubled down on his earlier remarks about the ongoing protests.He tweeted again that"looting leads to shooting" citing"what just happened with 7 people shot." In Minneapolis.

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"I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means," he tweeted2:26 p.m.: Bill Barr releases statement on Floyd deathAttorney General Bill Barr said the Department of Justice and FBI are conducting an independent investigation to determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated in George Floyd's death.

"The video images of the incident that ended with death of Mr. Floyd, while in custody of Minneapolis police officers, were harrowing to watch and deeply disturbing," he said in a statement.Barr said the state's charging decisions will be made first.

1:22 p.m.: Officer charged with murder in connection with Floyd's deathMichael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney announced that Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.Freeman said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests and charges are anticipated.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in an image from the video during arrest of George Floyd, May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis.Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in an image from the video during arrest of George Floyd, May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Darnella Frazier via AFP/Getty Images"That is extraordinary. We have never charged a case in that kind of timeframe," Freeman said.The prosecutor said he reviewed several pieces of evidence including video, witness interviews and the preliminary report from the medical examiner.

A detailed complaint will be available later today.1:22 p.m.: Officer arrested in connection with Floyd's deathDerek Chauvin, one of the four former officers fired for their involvement in George Floyd's death, was taken into custody at 11:44 a.m. local time by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.

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Protester Taylor Dimuzio writes a message with chalk on a sidewalk in front of a townhouse owned by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, May 29, 2020, in Windermere, Fla.Protester Taylor Dimuzio writes a message with chalk on a sidewalk in front of a townhouse owned by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, May 29, 2020, in Windermere, Fla.

Phelan M. Ebenhack/APHennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is scheduled to give a news conference on developments in the case at 2 p.m.1:09 p.m.: Cops warn of anarchists infiltrating protestsABC News obtained a police bulletin issued to the Philadelphia Police Department and the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center that warned that anarchists and other groups are calling on their supporters to commit acts of violence against police officers in light of the protests in Minneapolis.

The bulletin said there have been several social media posts calling for looting and civil disobedience as well as other acts of violence."Domestic extremists, including anarchist extremists and other anti-government extremists, are using the unrest in Minneapolis to amplify and justify their calls for dismantling law enforcement agencies and carrying out attacks on law enforcement, government, and capitalist targets," the bulletin said.

The bulletin stressed that non-violent protests are legal and protected by the Constitution."Anarchist extremists may be attracted to this call to action and engage in direct action against law enforcement property, such as buildings and vehicles, in order to draw attention to their cause," it said.

12:56 p.m.: Obama offers statement on George Floyd of our darkest chapters'Former President Barack Obamaissued a statement on social mediaabout Floyd's death and the subsequent protests in Minneapolis."This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote."It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better."

Obama said it is up to Minnesota officials to ensure that Floyd's death is fully investigated and justice is ultimately done, however, he encouraged people"to work together to create a 'new normal' in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts."

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12:40 p.m.: Governor calls on order to be restored after 'one of our darkest chapters'Gov. Tim Walz called the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that took place have been"one of our darkest chapters." However, he said he refused to let those who caused destruction to Minneapolis"take away the attention of the stain that we need to be working on" and pleaded with the community to help restore order.

Walz said that the"looting and recklessness" that occurred was not caused by those who wanted justice for Floyd."We have to restore order to our society before we can start addressing the issues," the governor said, later calling one of the issues"fundamental institutional racism."

He said that he would not"patronize" the black community as a white man, but asked the community to"help us use a humane way to get the streets back to a place where we can restore justice."Walz started off his press conference by acknowledging generations of pain and anguish that communities of color in America have experienced. He said that those communities have not been truly heard,"much like we failed to hear George Floyd as he pleaded for his life, as the world watched, by the people sworn to protect him, his community, our state."

People clean up outside a local business in the aftermath of a protest after in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.People clean up outside a local business in the aftermath of a protest after in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.Carlos Barria/Reuters

The commissioner for the state's Department of Public Safety called Floyd's death"murder.""That's what it looked like to me," Commissioner John Harrington said. His comment marked the first time a member of law enforcement call Floyd's death murder publicly.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison began his remarks by quoting Martin Luther King Jr., saying"riot is the way that the unheart get heard."He said King urged people not to dismiss non-peaceful protests or relegate it as criminality, but ask what was really going on there.

Minnesota State Patrol deploy around a Target store that was a scene of looting following protests over the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.Minnesota State Patrol deploy around a Target store that was a scene of looting following protests over the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.

Craig Lassig/EPA via ShutterstockEllison said that protesters should not react to the National Guard in the way that may react to the Minneapolis Police Department. He noted they are two different agencies and"their job is trying to bring peace and calm back again."

Ellison said that although people continue to ask when justice will be served, he believes authorities understand that"the wheels of justice must turn swiftly."He also said that while the investigation and criminal procedure for this case is important, it by no means addresses the root of these problems in this country.

"I think we're gonna do some real change. … We're not just gonna fix the windows and sweep up the glass. We're gonna fix the broken, shattered society that leaves so many behind."11:10 a.m.: City is handling situation in 'best way that we can,' city council VP says

Minneapolis' city council vice president said the government is still adjusting to the situation, but is handling it"in the best way that we can given all of the chaos, all of the unrest, all of the anger and pain in this community."City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins told ABC News' Amy Robach on Friday that the city must take control of the situation and"restore some order back."

City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins sings Amazing Grace during a news conference, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. Violent protests over the death of a George Floyd, a black man, in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood.City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins sings Amazing Grace during a news conference, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. Violent protests over the death of a George Floyd, a black man, in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood.

Elizabeth Flores/APShe also begged people not to gather in the streets, citing the pandemic and the damage that has been done in the last two nights. Jenkins said that the anger of the community has been expressed and she did not want further action to lead to injuries or loss of life.

"We can't allow this type of civic unrest to continue," she said.Jenkins on Thursday called on city officials to declare racism a public health crisis."By declaring racism a public health emergency it provides us the opportunity to name the virus that has infected our American institutions for centuries but in addition, it gives us the opportunities to ... you can't really begin to cure a disease until you know what that disease is," she said."It's an infectious disease just like the coronavirus and it's not just Minneapolis."

11:00 a.m.: National Guard is in Minneapolis, Trump saysPresident Donald Trump tweeted that the National Guard is now in Minneapolis."They are in Minneapolis and fully prepared," the president wrote."George Floyd will not have died in vain. Respect his memory!!!"

Photos showed members of the National Guard in the streets of Minneapolis. Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Thursday activating the Minnesota National Guard after Wednesday night's destructive protests.National Guard members patrol the protest area in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, after three days of violent protests over the death of George Floyd.

National Guard members patrol the protest area in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, after three days of violent protests over the death of George Floyd.Carlos Barria/ReutersIn a statement to ABC News, the National Guard said they were not authorized to disclose specifics about their"tactics or use of force."

"The Guardsmen are activated to protect life, preserve property and to ensure the right of people to peacefully demonstrate in Minneapolis and its surrounding communities," according to the statement."Some examples of missions they will be performing are: They are assisting/escorting firefighters to sites and providing them security as those firefighters do their work. They are forming lines between protestors and sites that are at risk of being harmed."

10:50 a.m.: Biden says he is 'furious' over Trump tweetPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden said he was"furious" over President Donald Trump's tweet on the protests."I will not lift the President's tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I'm furious, and you should be too," Biden wrote.

Trump tweeted in the early morning hours of Friday that"when the looting starts, the shooting starts," referring to the protests. He also called protesters"thugs."Biden said that he will be speaking more later today about the situation in Minneapolis. He also addressed a CNN crew being arrested.

"This is not abstract: a black reporter was arrested while doing his job this morning, while the white police officer who killed George Floyd remains free. I am glad swift action was taken, but this, to me, says everything," Biden said, with the swift action appearing to refer to their release.

10:20 a.m.: Melania Trump issues statement on protestsFirst Lady Melania Trump said the nation needs to focus on healing and"there is no reason for violence.""Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence," she tweeted."I've seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can't stop now."

Trump also offered her"deepest condolences" to Floyd's family."As a nation, let's focus on peace, prayers & healing," the first lady wrote.9:45 a.m.: Floyd family attorney calls CNN arrest 'hypocrisy'Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Floyd's family, said he was not surprised by the"hypocrisy" of police arresting a CNN crew, but not arresting"murderers from within its own ranks."

"These problems will require systematic change to start the healing process. It won't be easy, but it's essential," Crump wrote on Twitter.7:05 a.m.: CNN reporter, crew arrested live on airCNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his production crew were arrested in Minneapolis live on air Friday morning while reporting on the Floyd protests. They were released about an hour later and Jimenez was back on-air reporting.

The news outlet reported that police said they were arrested because they were told to move and didn't."A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves -- a clear violation of their First Amendment rights," CNN said in a statement Friday morning."The authorities in Minnesota, incl. the Governor, must release the 3 CNN employees immediately."

Minnesota State Sen. Jeff Hayden phoned into CNN and said he just had a joint text with the governor and mayor and that they were just trying to get control of the area and weren't aware of the CNN reporter getting arrested.CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz who apologized for State Police's arrest of Jimenez and their team. Walz said he was working to get them released and that he takes full responsibility for what happened.

6:48 a.m.: 70 arrested or summonsed in New York City during George Floyd protestsAt least 70 people were arrested or summonsed during a series of protests that started in Union Square and spread through Lower Manhattan through Thursday night.Most will be summonsed for obstruction of governmental administration and social distancing violations, but there will also be assault and weapon possession charges.

The protest began in Union Square after 3 p.m., Thursday but after that broke up, protests reemerged at Foley Square courthouses, City Hall, Zuccotti Park, the site of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protest, and moved toward the West Side Highway.Several police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, one with a possible concussion.

One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer for throwing a garbage can into a crowd and striking a police officer in the head.Another person attempted to grab the service weapon from a Deputy Inspector's holster. That person will be charged with robbery.

1:15 a.m.: Trump says military could assume control in city, 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'President Donald Trump has weighed in on the destructive protests in Minneapolis early Friday morning, saying the military could"assume control" of the response.

"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen," Trump tweeted early Friday morning."Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

Julio Cortez/APTrump also attacked Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, saying the protests are a result of a lack of leadership."Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right," Trump tweeted.

Frey responded to Trump at an early morning press conference Friday, saying"weakness" is"pointing your finger" during times of crisis."Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis," Frey said."Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell. Is this a difficult time period? Yes. But you better be damn sure that we're gonna get through this."

12:48 a.m.: Minneapolis asks residents to 'retreat' over precinct explosion possibilityAfter people protesting George Floyd's death forcibly took over a Minneapolis precinct and began to ignite fires, city officials are now warning residents to leave the area in case the building explodes.

"We're hearing unconfirmed reports that gas lines to the Third Precinct have been cut and other explosive materials are in the building," the city tweeted."If you are near the building, for your safety, PLEASE RETREAT in the event the building explodes."

Frey said residents must clear the area so the fire department can put out fires."We are working with @MinneapolisFire to deliver resources and respond for a beloved neighborhood in our city," Frey tweeted."We all need to work together to ensure the safety of our friends, family, and Minneapolis residents. And right now working together means clearing the area."

Protesters are seen from the roof of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

Protesters are seen from the roof of the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

John Minchillo/APThe Minnesota National Guard has been activated for the area and said it's helping the fire department safely get to fires to help them battle the blazes.Since the protests started, the Saint Paul Police Department said more than 170 businesses have been damaged or looted. Despite the destruction, with dozens of fires set, authorities said there are no reports of serious injuries."Calm on the horizon," the department said late Thursday night.

12:32 a.m.: Governor 'shocked' after vehicle attempts to run over protesterColorado Gov. Jared Polis said he is"absolutely shocked" by video of a car attempting to run over a person protesting the death of Floyd in Denver on Thursday. What started as a peaceful protest turned chaotic with reports of vandalism and violence.

"Tonight is a very sad night for our state. While we are still uncovering all of the facts, a protest regarding the killing of George Floyd devolved into vandalism and violence, and I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protestor," Polis tweeted."Coloradans are better than this. I share the immense anguish we all feel about the unjust murder of George Floyd. But let me be clear, senseless violence will never be healed by more violence."

Previously shots were fired across the street from Colorado's State Capitol in Denver.11:51 p.m.: Protesters gain access to police precinctPeople protesting the death of Floyd have reportedly taken over the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct and set it on fire, according to authorities.

Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder said staff was evacuated from the building around 10 p.m. local time and that protesters forcibly entered the building and ignited several fires.A protester moves around the 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

A protester moves around the 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.

John Minchillo/APShortly after reports of the precinct takeover, the Minnesota National Guard said it was deploying more than 500 soldiers to the area."We have activated more than 500 soldiers to St. Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding communities," the National Guard said in a statement."Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate. A key objective is to ensure fire departments are able to respond to calls."

9:20 p.m.: Colorado protest marred by gunshotsProtesters outside Colorado's State Capitol in Denver received a scare when someone apparently fired shots nearby, causing the assembled group to flee.There were no injuries, authorities confirmed to ABC News.

"Officers on scene at W Colfax Ave and W 15 st on shots fired in the area of the Capital. This is an ongoing investigation and the motive is unknown," Denver policewroteon Twitter.Leslie Herod, who is a state representative, tweeted about the incident as well. She added that someone was apprehended, though police have not confirmed any arrests.

The Capitol was put on lockdown, with Herod, who fled inside included. Herod told an ABC News producer she was not scared by the incident."No. This only makes me more resolved. We have more work to do," she said.People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.

People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.Courtesy Nina Kadjar8:31 p.m.: 911 call releasedThe 911 call made by the store owner who accused Floyd of using fraudulent money was released by authorities Thursday evening.

According to the transcript of the call released by the state of Minnesota, the caller -- a store owner -- told the operator that Floyd entered the store drunk and tried to pay for something with"fake bills." He later left the shop and sat on his car. It was there where police found him when they arrived at the scene.

"Someone comes [to] our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the store, and we ran back outside, they was [sic] sitting on their car," the caller said."We tell them to give us their phone, put their... thing back and everything, and he was also drunk and everything and return to give us our cigarettes back and so he can, so he can go home but he doesn't want to do that, and he's sitting on his car cause he is awfully drunk and he's not in control of himself."

The operator then asked the caller for Floyd's race and sex."No, he's a black guy," the caller replied."Alright," the operator said, letting out a sigh according to the transcript, before the caller asked,"How is your day going?"

6:25 p.m.: Investigation is 'top priority' for DOJThe Department of Justice has made the investigation into Floyd's death a"top priority," Erica MacDonald, attorney for state of Minnesota, said at a press conference.MacDonald said President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr are"directly and actively" monitoring the case.

"It is critical, it is essential, it is imperative that the investigation is done right and done right the first time," she said."And that is what we are going to do."No federal or state charges against the officers were announced at the press conference.

Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman asked for"patience.""Give us the time to do this right and we will bring you justice -- I promise," Freeman said.He said his office has been flooded with calls on the status of the investigation. The main question, he said, has been,"what're you gonna do about the murder of George Floyd?"

"We are going to investigate as thoroughly as justice demands," Freeman said.He called the officer's action"excessive and wrong," but said he needs to determine if it was criminal.Both MacDonald and Freeman called on the public to come forward with any information they may have.

There was a delay in starting the press conference, which MacDonald apologized for and said she was hoping to share a development but that it was not the right time.5:35 p.m.: City releases complaint history of 4 officersThe police officer seen in a video with his knee on Floyd's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city.

Derek Chauvin, who was fired following Floyd's death, was only disciplined for two of those complaints, according to the city records.The documents do not provide the details of the complaints or the disciplines.In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.

In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.Darnella Frazier via StoryfulTou Thao, who was the officer seen standing up in the video, had six complaints, one of which remains open, according to the records. Thao, who was also fired, was not disciplined for the other five complaints.

The other two officers who were fired, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, have had no complaints.5:15 p.m.: Governor signs executive order activating National GuardGov. Tim Walz signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard following Wednesday night's protests.

Walz said the purpose of the National Guard was"to protect people, to protect people safely demonstrating, and to protect small business owners.""The anger and grief of this moment is unbearable. People deserve to be seen. People deserve to be heard. People deserve to be safe," he said in a statement."While many Minnesotans are taking extensive safety precautions while exercising their right to protest, the demonstration last night became incredibly unsafe for all involved."

The National Guard Adjutant General will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to respond to and recover from the protests, according to Walz's office.There will also be about 200 members of the Minnesota State Patrol that will work with state, county, and local community and public safety partners. State Patrol helicopters and fixed wind aircraft on the ground will assist law enforcement officers, the governor's office said.

5:03 p.m.: Families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery issue joint statementThe families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor andAhmaud Arbery-- all of whom died after incidents with current and former law enforcement -- are demanding change and calling for government action to address this"national crisis."

"We're devastated about the senseless violence that has broken the hearts of our families," the families said in a joint statement."While we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support, it's important that now – more than ever – we use our voices to enact change, demand accountability within our justice system and keep the legacies of Breonna, Ahmaud and George alive. This is a national crisis and our government needs to take immediate and widespread action to protect our black and brown communities."

The families have called for a congressional hearing and a national task force to create new bipartisan legislation that is aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability.This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.

This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.Family of Breonna Taylor via AFP/Getty ImagesThey will also present a case to United Nation Human Rights Committee for sweeping changes to the nation's criminal justice system. A date for when they would be presenting their case was not provided.

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I agree it should have been first-degree murder! Until police face murder charges the senseless killing of innocent people won’t stop. There is no accountability in the police force and this continues unchecked. RaiseTheDegreee RAISETHEDEGREE RaiseTheCharge JusticeForGeorgeFloyd JusticeForGeorgeFloydSPREAD JusticeForGeorgeFlyod(sic, but this is the one that's trending) BlackLivesMatter JusticeForGeorge JusticeForGeorgeFloydPlease

They need to look up the definition of first-degree murder , It amazes me how many people in this country are ignorant of the laws they live under He probably died from a drug overdose. Media should be sued and charged with starting a riot. Prove to me that he was arrested. I don't believe what I don't see!

The autopsy report is a damn lie 1st degree murder charge will never stick. Go ahead and try and you risk the whole thing. Easier to move charges up, harder to move them down during trial Second degree murder should do. Why call for an ambulance in the first place? Why ignore his plea for the right to life? Why ignore the bystanders plea? Why lie that he was resisting arrest? Even when medics arrives, Chauvin et al still pinned the dead man down for few minutes.

Don’t think people are going to rest easy until they see someone killing a cop on livestream. Eye for an eye. Maybe the press will pint out the requirements for a 1st degree murder charge, like premeditation, and likely to result in an acquittal. Not charging that indicates the prosecution is looking for a conviction, not a show trial.

I’m glad he’s arrested, but it should be 2nd degree murder vs 3rd degree!! second degree murder is an unplanned, intentional killing; or a death caused by a reckless disregard for human life!! The latter should be easily proveable in court!! he would be found not guilty of a charge of first degree murder;

the States are staring the abyss civil war is on the way ,Trump won't leave the House without a battle! They need to look at the law book and re think their opinion. A DA simply cannot prove the Officer pre-meditated Floyd's murder. It was definitely pre meditated IT APPEARS TO BE WORTHY OF A 1ST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE. WHY DID THIS OFFICE HAVE SO MANY COMPLAINTS AGAINST HIM? WHO WAS INVOLVED & WHAT WERE THE SITUATIONS? THERE HAD BETTER BE ANSWERS BEFORE CHARGES ARE FINALIZED!!! WHY NOT 1ST DEGREE MURDER?

The police officer knew george! What does that tell you.other cops stand around as almost guarding him! .pls look into their relationship..very fishy..history there, that should help 1st degree charges!! Who really to blame was his surport team stand by when it was their job to pull back on a poor judgement of a angry man

Looking at history no amount of protesting or rioting will result in significant change. In a month the media will move onto something else and the movement will be back to square one Don’t forget, his family has most of the greatest legal minds of this or any century. Poor guy 😭🤦🏼‍♂️💔💔👇 Noor, got exact same charges and I believe he got 12 years. I could be wrong

If that's the case where is the other cops 1st degree murder charge who killed the Australian woman and who took months to arrest Yeah sure. All talk. Not sure what 3rd degree is Doesnt mean No jail time Remember when South Koreans in L.A. shot looters to protect their businesses? MSM has forgotten that.

The world is watching Don't start KUUNEN I agree. But a first degree murder charge won’t hold up in court. 2nd degree murder for sure!!!! The crime was four men lost their life’s because their partners did nothing to stop a man out of control people do lose control! You do not have to die to lose your life

/Editorcorrection 'this cops' Ummm. They clearly don’t know what first degree murder charges Ientail. How about they read the law first. First degree murder? Seriously you are setting yourself up for disappointment. You would have to prove the guy shouldnt have been arrested and the cop planned it...good freaking luck.

Can’t prove premeditation & intent. It would never stick. Floyd's family doesn't get to determine the charges brought like they are some royal family on medieval time. We have a justice system that determines that. And then Trump will pardon the guy just like that. My only question: Why did none of the bystanders call 911 while watching this horrific scene of George Floyd pinned by knee of Mpls officer?

that is nice.. now stop burning and destroying property... Slaves on run - u lost this shit dear democrats were not afraid to tear things down. only after 400 years of injustice we have an arrest. no enough in the least roxxyboo22 Why aren’t they wearing the mask properly around 100s of other people. Where’s all the people that are scared of the virus now?

MalcolmNance realDonaldTrump says “when the looting starts, shooting starts” After sending 500 guards to Minn When covid19 starts, Trump ignores dying hearts Because he wanted a small number to win Be conscious of irritators when they walk by Walk away, don’t give reasons for bullets to fly Well said, Jamie!

I dont mean to be rude but where was he before the protesters had to get loud and Minnesota gov was doing nothing for its citizens? Why does the Delaware flag display 2 white men with weapons and no POC... Cause I said so! Shut your piehole!! Barr going to have 34 independent investigation to find a why to criminalize George Floyd before the killer cop gets a pardon for the other criminal trump nobody should trust anything this lawless man says PS Barr and trump should be in jail themself

Sure we know all about your 'independent investigations'. Just like the RussiaCollusion that turned up nothing. The police will be found not guilty. The president will ask protesting Americans to be shot, while defending Hong Kong protestors. TrumpsAmerica. Not by barr he got his head up Donald Trump's ass

Whats worse, the KKK or white liberals?

George Floyd, Derek Chauvin worked at same Minneapolis club in 2019 - Insider George Floyd and Derek Chauvin worked at the same nightclub in Minneapolis for the whole of 2019, but may not have known each other Wow, nice find. I would think a bouncer crossed paths with an off duty cop every time someone had to be kicked out. Especially over the course of an entire year. pls follow me Police officers need to understand the true nature of preserving the peace means preserving lives. Police officers need to abide by a strict rules of engagement that ensures all people are treated with human dignity and have the right to live to see a proper judicial trial.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd's death: UpdatesIn two deeply shaken cities, peaceful protests later turned violent over the deaths of unarmed black Americans George Floyd and Breonna Taylor . This isn’t going to stop the riots. Good, arrest the others and charge them all. That’s great!

Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Arrested In Police Killing Of George FloydBREAKING: George Floyd pleaded for air as officer Derek Chauvin was seen in a video pressing down on the unarmed Black man’s neck. TrumpGate Trump has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace. Only took a city on fire for a white cop to be held accountable. He still might get off... Now Trump has got them a murder charged

Minnesota protest live updates: Derek Chauvin arrested in connection with George Floyd’s deathJoe Biden delivers remarks on death of George Floyd : 'Every day African Americans go about their lives with a constant anxiety and trauma, wondering: Who will be next?' VoteByMail2020 VoteBlueNoMatterWho Thanks Joe! True leadership when the country is in need of it. Colonel Biden gonna take care of ya.' He ain't going to let them Republicans put you back in chains.

Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in George Floyd’s death, is taken into custodyThe unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody. Finally, it's turn to arrest 3 more ONE DOWN 3 TO GO! And even once we have all 4, this is all window-dressing until the trial convicts them of murder. I'm not a native English speaker. I guess that's why I don't understand why it says 'involved in George Floyd's death' instead of 'who killed George Floyd'.

Derek Chauvin, Former Officer Who Placed Knee on George Floyd’s Neck, in Police CustodyDerek Chauvin, the white police officer who held his knee on the neck of George Floyd , is in police custody. Meanwhile, Minneapolis’s mayor publicly called for calm and disavowed a tweet by President Trump. yes, yes indeed, This criminal Police Officer who knelt on GeorgeFloyd's neck – killing him – has just been taken into custody today (May 29). 👍 Not enough.!! 🧐 Because his 3 accomplices need to face justice as well 😬😬😬 *Killed George Floyd.