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In Minneapolis arrested ex-police officer who arrested George Floyd

One of the dismissed officers of the Minneapolis police involved in the arrest of the deceased George Floyd, detained, according to local television station KSTP.

The Commissioner of the Department of public safety John Harrington said that the former police officer Derek Choven in the case of George Floyd detained by officers of the Bureau of Minnesota to arrest wanted criminals.

Presumably, this officer pressed the neck of the Floyd knee to the ground during the arrest.

Riots in Minneapolis and other cities began after video of the arrest of Floyd. The video shows that for Floyd, who lies on the ground, already handcuffed, and one of the policemen holding him, pressed his neck with his knee. Floyd and several times repeats that can't breathe, and then pauses. As reported by the police, Floyd found sitting on a car while intoxicated. It was decided to arrest, he resisted.

When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.