THE police officer filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck while he was in handcuffs has been arrested, according to reports.
Derek Chauvin was taken into custody on Friday – four days after Floyd's death.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday.
She wrote: "Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice."
Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin, according to the Associated Press.
The 44-year-old Chauvin was one of six officers who fired their weapons in the 2006 death of Wayne Reyes, whom police said pointed a sawed-off shotgun at officers after stabbing two people.
He also wounded a man two years later in a struggle after Chauvin and his partner responded to a reported domestic assault.
The Pioneer Press recounted the incident in a 2008 article.
Ira Toles ran from the officers as soon as they got inside, but they would catch up to him, according to cops.
Toles grabbed at one of the officer’s weapons, and Chauvin fired at Toles and struck him in the stomach, according to the newspaper.
Chauvin was a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.
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