The former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes has been arrested, according to multiple reports.
Authorities confirm Derek Chauvin is in police custody. The arrest comes after south Minneapolis was rocked by violent protests, rioting, and looting for 3 days.
“Why did it take so long? How is it not clearly criminal conduct from the video that we all watched, said Guy Benson, host of Guy Benson Radio Show, in an appearance on Fox News.
Social media celebrated the news that Chauvin was finally in police custody on Friday.
“Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody!! Thank you Jesus!!! Justice is being served!!! #JusticeForGeorge,” one user tweeted.
In an open letter shared on Twitter Friday morning, the former president spoke of the frustrations expressed in conversations he had about Floyd’s death.
He noted that incidents of police brutality cannot be allowed to be regarded as a normal part of daily life.
“This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.”