The now-fired Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of an African-American man for more than eight minutes until he became unresponsive and later died is now on suicide watch in prison.
Derek Chauvin is under surveillance in isolation at the Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul, Minnesota after being charged with third degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.
Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd as Floyd pleaded for help and said he couldn’t breathe.
Three other police officers who were there and did nothing to help Floyd were also fired and may face charges as well. It was not compatible with any police protocol to kneel on someone’s neck in that way, and the video sparked outrage among people of all races that has led to protests and civil unrest including looting and burning of buildings.
Some of the violent civil unrest appears to have been instigated by far-left groups like Antifa and various anarchist groups, rather than the actual protesters standing for justice for George Floyd and others like him.
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