Report: Three more cops to be charged in George Floyd’s death

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Photo: Hennepin County Jail Photo: Offices of Ben Crump Law

By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Prosecutors plan to charge a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers, according to a published report.

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Bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world, some violent.

The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired May 26 and initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Three other officers were also fired but weren’t immediately charged.



The Star Tribune reports that Attorney General Keith Ellison will charge them with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Floyd’s family and protesters have demanded that all four be charged.

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