UPDATE: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder
Jennifer Lewerenz | May 29, 2020 AT 1:14 pm
UPDATE: Posted at 1:14 p.m.
(KNSI) - Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested for murder.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, at 11:44 a.m., agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on probable cause related to the May 25 death of George Floyd. Agents took Mr. Chauvin into custody in Minneapolis. Information about charging decisions will follow from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.
The BCA continues to work in partnership with the FBI to gather all facts and information related to this case. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324) or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 651-793-7000.
ORIGINAL STORY Posted at 12:11 p.m.
(KNSI) - Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested.
No charging decisions have been made public.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension took him into custody this morning.
Harrington says there will be a formal press release later today. He says he just received word of Chauvin's arrest as an initial press conference with Governor Tim Walz wrapped up.
Walz, the National Guard and DPS addressed the state among the growing concerns surrounding the violence that followed in the wake of George Floyd's death Monday night at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.
At the press conference today, Harrington said George Floyd was murdered and added that that's what it "looked like" to him.
Harrington could only say that Chauvin had been arrested, and added that he wasn't aware of the charges because the jurisdiction lies in Hennepin County.