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All officers now charged in George Floyd case
2020-06-03

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The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes has now been charged with second-degree murder—and the three other officers on scene during his killing are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, media reports revealed.

The official announcement of the charges came from Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison more than a week after Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, sparking global protests that called against the police brutality of Black citizens.

In addition to the upgrade of charges ( from third-degree murder ) against Derek Chauvin, charges have also been filed against the three other officers on scene: Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.

Two autopsies on Floyd determined that he died by homicide.

Second-degree murder is officially defined as an intentional killing that was not premeditated.


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