Minneapolis officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck arrested, charged with murder

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.
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CNN journalists released after on-air arrests in Minneapolis

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew have been freed after their arrests on air from Minneapolis Friday morning.

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  Protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

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