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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2020
BCA Arrests Former Officer in Connection With Death of George Floyd

​ST. PAUL — At 11:44 a.m., agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on probable cause related to the May 25 death of George Floyd. Agents took Mr. Chauvin into custody in Minneapolis. Information about charging decisions will follow from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

The BCA continues to work in partnership with the FBI to gather all facts and information related to this case. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324) or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 651-793-7000.

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