Four former police officers who had a hand in the death of the black man in Minneapolis have been charged for the involvement in the murder with Derek Chauvin the man seen with his knee on George’s neck been charged with second-degree murder.
Senator Amy Klobuchar has revealed that Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison upon careful analysis decided to change the murder from third-degree murder to a second degree after it was reported that Derek stood on the neck of the man for over nine minutes
The senator when speaking also added that the other three policemen namely; Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao would also be charged for being part of the incident that lead to the death of George Floyds.
According to reports by CNN the three other officers have already been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder but are yet to be officially announced by Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison.
Benjamin Crump an attorney for Floyd’s family has described it as “a bittersweet moment” and “a significant step forward on the road to justice.”
Crump said Elison had told the family he would continue his investigation into Floyd’s death and upgrade the charge to first-degree murder if warranted.
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