All four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd death

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Prosecutors leveled new criminal charges against three fired Minneapolis police officers and increased the charge against officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, a case that has led to more than a week of protests

Derek Chauvin, arrested Friday on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, 46, was newly charged with an additional, more serious count of second-degree murder, according to court documents filed in the case.

Floyd, whom police suspected of trying to pass a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the fatal encounter on May 25. Floyd’s death has become the latest flashpoint for long-simmering rage over police brutality against African Americans, propelling the highly charged issue of racial justice to the top of the political agenda five months before the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.See more stories

When reached by Reuters over the phone, Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, said he had not received any information on the charges yet. Attorneys for the other officers charged in the case did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Fully investigating the case “is going to take months,” he said. Protesters had demanded the case be widened to include all the officers who were present during the incident.

Authorities and some protest organizers have blamed much of the lawlessness on outside agitators and criminal elements taking advantage of the situation.

 

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Cops really should stop shooting at unarmed people, even with rubber bullets. Learn some martial arts or whatever it takes to be effective without being so fearful. We really should stop letting 'armed and dangerous thugs' loose on the street under the color of law.

race bait much?

Interference of public opinion in justice

What were the actual charges?

Good. Was explaining to my 10 year-old daughter the difference between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree murder just yesterday after she asked me what the difference was. Her conclusion after the summary; 'Mum, he should at least be charged with 2nd degree, not 3rd'.

Good. We need to have real justice to have real peace...

If the bad apple had been take from the barrel. In prior to shipping. The customer wouldn't have to return it:

Didn’t he beat his wife? Should someone with more credibility be in charge?

ReutersRussia you suck.

our voices are being heard, this is only the beginning, we will keep fighting for something that should’ve been achieved more than 50 years ago.

Legally speaking, hitting them on those charges is probably a stretch. Authorities be overcharging crimes which risks an acquittal. Don't let them get away!

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