The police officer implicated in the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, during a mortal arrest in Minneapolis, in the North of the United States, was arrested announced on Friday local authorities.
Identified as Derek Chauvin
"The police officer involved in the death of George Floyd, who was identified as Derek Chauvin, has been detained" by the criminal police, said Commissioner John Harrington, of the Minnesota Department of Civil Defense.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died Monday night just after being arrested by police, who suspected he had wanted to forge a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. During the intervention, he was tackled to the ground by an officer who kept his knee on his neck for long minutes. "I can't breathe anymore," we hear him say on a recording of the scene that has gone viral.
Trump "indignant", not "normal" according to Obama
George Floyd's death on Monday sparked protests across the United States, which escalated into riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota. President Donald Trump "was outraged when he saw the video" of this "heinous, tragic" drama, spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said. "He immediately took his phone" to make sure the FBI investigation was going fast, she said. "He wants justice done."
"It shouldn't be 'normal' in America in 2020. It can't be 'normal'," the first black president of the United States, Barack Obama, said in a statement.