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Other 3 cops to be charged in George Floyd's death, Derek Chauvin now faces second-degree murder rap

Added 06-03-20 03:13:02pm EST - “Prosecutors in Minnesota plan to elevate charges against the cop accused of murdering George Floyd and charge the other three cops who were at the scene during the fatal arrest, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday. Fired Minneapolis…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Other 3 cops to be charged in George Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin now faces second-degree murder rap”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Prosecutors in Minnesota plan to elevate charges against the cop accused of murdering George Floyd and charge the other three cops who were present during the fatal arrest, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday.

Fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who’s being held on a third-degree murder charge, will be charged with second-degree murder while his former colleagues — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to Klobuchar and a report by The Star Tribune.

Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office took over the investigation this week, is expected to make a public announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Floyd’s family and critics have been calling for charges against all four cops as the horrific May 25 homicide fuels a wave of protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the country.

Chauvin, who is white, was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, blatantly ignoring the black man’s repeated pleas that he couldn’t breathe. Lane and Keung, meanwhile, helped restrain the handcuffed suspect on the ground while Thao watched from inches away.

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