Viral Photos Don’t Show Minneapolis Officer in Floyd Case

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Politically charged social media posts have wrongly identified pictures as showing the Minneapolis police officer who was seen kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, who died shortly after. The two photos circulating do not show the officer, Derek Chauvin.

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The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following his arrest on May 25 has prompted uproar and protests in the city’s streets.

Floyd, a black man, died shortly after he was detained by officers. A of the arrest emerged in which Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying, “I cannot breathe,” as an officer kneels on his neck for that the FBI will investigate, and the city’s mayor that the “f

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