Officers involved in fatal arrest of George Floyd identified

Updated: June 01, 2020 11:09 PM
Created: May 27, 2020 01:46 PM

The four former police officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd were identified by the city of Minneapolis Wednesday as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng. 

All four officers were fired Tuesday. 


Floyd was pronounced dead Monday night after he was taken into custody by police in south Minneapolis. A video that was circulated online shows an officer holding his knee on the back of Floyd's neck for several minutes.

A source with knowledge of the investigation identified the officer with his knee on the back of Floyd's neck as Derek Chauvin.  

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