Officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck is charged as Houston rallies at City Hall

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Derek Chauvin, 44. 19-year veteran with Minneapolis PD

Protesters rallied in Houston today in search for justice after the death of George Floyd March 25th. Floyd was from Houston and a star athlete at Yates High School. He grew up in Houston so locals who live in areas like Third Ward concerned for the black community joined the thousands in attendance.

Police on horseback and on foot are monitoring the peaceful rally as locals take to the microphone asking for justice.

They gathered Friday afternoon at 2p.m. at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. They marched to the steps of City Hall in front of the reflection pool where they remain at this hour. Traffic in and out of downtown is now becoming an issue as we approach rush hour.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is on scene and says he “glad they’re getting their voices heard.” He just want protesters to remain peaceful.

So far, no arrests, but Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has made clear, she is willing to accept charges if necessary.

This comes after three nights of riots and disruption in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd.

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Today, former police officer at the center of violent unrest in Minneapolis has been charged in the killing of George Floyd. Ex-officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and is now charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter.

Why do you think it took four days to bring charges? Is 3rd degree murder and manslaughter appropriate? 

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