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George Floyd: US police officer charged with murder of black

- Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of Geoge Floyd

- He was taken into custody on Friday, May 29

- Specifically, he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter

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Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, has been charged with murder.

This followed widespread protests over his death.

George Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.

George Floyd: US police officer charged with murder of black man

Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of Geoge Floyd. Credit: NYT
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He was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

This was disclosed in a news conference by the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, John Harrington.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported protesters have clashed with police in the United States following the death of an unarmed black man after a white officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

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Legit.ng had also reported that singer Madonna is paying tribute to the late George Floyd with a dance video from his teenage son.

She posted a video of her son David Banda performing a dance routine to Floyd, his family, and others facing acts of racism and discrimination.

Madonna posted the video of her son on social media saying that her son was dancing to honour the fallen man.

"As news of George Floyd's brutal murder travels around the world my son David Dances to honour and pay tribute to George and his family and all acts of racism and discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America," she captioned.

The message is now trending, with many observing that its good intention completely misses the target.

In the clip, an unarmed Floyd cried out that he could not breathe as an officer pressed his knee into his neck, long after he appeared motionless. Floyd later died at the hospital.

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Legit.ng also reported that the response of the US President Donald Trump to protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd has angered WWE legend Dave Bautista.

Trump gave a bizzare response on social media as turned out violent on Wednesday, May 27 in Minneapolis, with police firing tear gas and non-lethal bean-bag bullets while protesters threw projectiles.

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