A former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd has been arrested and taken into custody, local authorities announced Friday.Fired officer Derek Chauvin’s arrest was announced by Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, according to local reports.Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington just announced. @kare11— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) May 29, 2020Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharPolice killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick Cortez Masto says she’s not interested in being Biden VP Voting rights, public health officials roll out guidelines to protect voters from COVID-19 MORE (D) tweeted that Chauvin “has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice.”Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice.— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 29, 2020Chauvin was one of four officers fired on Tuesday after footage of Floyd’s arrest went viral.Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was detained and subsequently died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday. A bystander video recording showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least eight minutes, while Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.The video sparked outrage across the country, setting off three days of violent protests in Minneapolis. This developing report will be updated. 
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