The former Minneapolis police officer who was seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck as the 46-year-old complained that he could not breathe before dying later in custody has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
According to a complaint filed Friday, Derek Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Of that time, Floyd was not responsive for nearly three minutes.
“Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous,” the complaint said.
Authorities in Minnesota announced Friday that Chauvin, one of four officers who was fired for their actions, was taken into custody.
Read the full complaint below.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated Chauvin’s foot was on Floyd’s neck. The complaint in fact indicated that Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s neck. We regret the error.