MINNEAPOLIS — The time frame of 8 minutes, 46 seconds has become a symbol of police brutality for those speaking out against the death of George Floyd. But Minnesota prosecutors said Wednesday that the number outlined in a criminal complaint against the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck was off by one minute.
According to timestamps on a video mentioned in the complaint, Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd for 7:46.
The Associated Press noticed the math error and began asking about it the day after Chauvin was charged, but prosecutors did not acknowledge the error until Wednesday, June 17. Chauvin was charged on May 29.
Prosecutors say the error made no difference in the decision to charge Chauvin and three other officers.