Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd’s death and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident.
“This is another important step for justice,” Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted on her verified account.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for George Floyd’s family, tweeted that Officer Derek Chauvin will be charged with second-degree murder and Officers Thomas Lane, J.A. Keung, and Tou Thao will be charged as well.
“This is a bittersweet moment. We are deeply gratified Attorney General Ellison took decisive action, arresting and charging ALL the officers involved in George Floyd’s death and upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder,” said Crump who spoke on behalf of the Floyd family.
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