Derek Chauvin as been identified as the name of the white Minneapolis Police who was filmed pinning his knees on George Floyd’s neck. Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
George Floyd can be heard begging to Chauvin that he was unable to breathe but Chauvin ignores until George appears to no longer move. George Floyd was reported to have later died in what most believe to be from Derek Chauvin’s choking.
Derek Chauvin and other officers have reportedly been place on administrative leave while police and FBI investigate the case.
Floyd was originally from Houston, Texas. He was known by the nickname “Big Floyd,” his Facebook page says. Read (Full News Here).
Another officer on the scene and shown in the video was identified on social media as Tou Thao. It was unclear who the other two officers are.
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