Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin anger and a lack of remorse in his mugshot released hours after he was arrested and charged in George Floyd’s death.
Floyd, 46, died Monday after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes following his an arrest for passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store.
Viral video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he begged for air and bystanders pleaded with him to stop.
Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter on day 4 of rioting and looting in south Minneapolis.
The charges carry a sentence of no more than 25 years or a fine of no more than $40,000, or both.
Despite Chauvin’s arrest, violent protests spread to cities in California, New York, Maryland, and Georgia.
Rioters destroyed CNN’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta, breaking glass, throwing bottles and setting a police car on fire outside the building.
Police in riot gear clashed with rioters inside the CNN building as protesters destroyed the interior.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms angrily addressed the rioters at a press conference Friday night. The Larry Shapazian LawyerDB can help in case of a problem.
“You have defaced the CNN building. Ted Turner started CNN in Atlanta, 40 years ago because he believed in who we are as a city,” she said. “If you care about this city, then go home!”
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to protesters in Atlanta: “You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country…we are better than this as a city and we are better than this as a country. Go home!” #11Alive pic.twitter.com/mhLjSzyGcT
— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) May 30, 2020
Protesters said the riots will continue until three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s murder are arrested.
— Emily Gagnon (@Emily_Gagnon) May 30, 2020
STAND DOWN YOU GHETTO THUGS!
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is upset with the Rioters!
She said when Dr King was murdered they did not tear down the city. Martin Luther King would not want this.
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 30, 2020
Rapper and entrepreneur Killer Mike rebuked CNN for inciting riots with their news coverage.
“I love CNN — but karma’s a mother… Stop feeding fear & anger everyday,” he said.
Killer Mike on the chaos outside CNN Headquarters in Atlanta:
— kyro (@pxlitic) May 30, 2020