George Floyd protest updates: All 4 officers now facing charges

The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.

6/3/2020 10:35:00 PM

BREAKING: Three other former Minnesota police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The three were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter, court records show.

The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.

3:26 p.m.: 3 other officers chargedThree other former Minnesota police officers have been charged in the death of George Floyd, court records show.Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to the court records.

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3:04 p.m.: Charges increased for Chauvin to 2nd-degree murderThe charges against former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin have been increased to second-degree murder, court records show.Chauvin, who was the officer seen on video with his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, was charged last week with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

All three charges are felonies.2:50 p.m.: Curfews extended in Minnesota, LA countyThe state of Minnesota will be under a 10 p.m. curfew again on Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced.Walz said residents"need more than ever to lean on their neighbors, show up for their communities, and add their voice to this urgent conversation on addressing our systemic problems. Thank you for doing those things peacefully – we again ask you to plan to stay inside beginning at 10."

Los Angeles County will also remain under a curfew. It begins on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. The start time is later than previous nights.Residents are asked to stay in their homes during the curfew."The countywide curfew does not apply to the following: peace officers; firefighters; National Guard or other military personnel deployed to the area; emergency medical services personnel; individuals traveling to and from work; individuals working on a public work of improvement construction project; credentialed media representatives involved in news gathering; people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter; and individuals seeking medical treatment," according to a statement from the county.

1:13 p.m.: Floyd family attorney expects all officers to be arrestedBenjamin Crump, the attorney representing George Floyd's family, said he is confident that the Minnesota attorney general is"working feverishly to do the right thing.""We expect all the police officers to be arrested before we have the memorial here in Minneapolis tomorrow," Crump said at a press conference at the scene of Floyd's death.

He said the other officers are"just as guilty for the death of George Floyd as Officer [Derek] Chauvin." Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The other three officers involved in the incident have not been arrested or charged.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump gestures next to George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, as they visit the site where George Floyd was taken into police custody, in Minneapolis, June 3, 2020.Civil rights attorney Ben Crump gestures next to George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, as they visit the site where George Floyd was taken into police custody, in Minneapolis, June 3, 2020.

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Lucas Jackson/ReutersCrump urged the public to"take a breath.""For peace, let's take a breath. For justice, let's take a breath. to heal our country and most importantly for George Floyd," Crump said.11:53 a.m.: About 30,000 National Guard members activated for protests

There are 74,000 National Guard men and women activated for domestic operations across the country, according to a statement from the National Guard.About 30,000 are supporting law enforcement amid protests and nearly 40,000 are supporting COVID-19 response efforts, the National Guard said.

The number of National Guard members activated now surpassed the 51,000 Guard personnel that was activated to support Hurricane Katrina response efforts."Governors in 31 states and the District of Columbia have activated 30,000 National Guard members to assist state and local law enforcement in support of civil unrest operations," according to a statement from the National Guard."The situation remains fluid and the numbers may change rapidly as governors assess their needs."

Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said the National Guard"is here to help, and we will stay as long as we are needed."11:38 a.m.: NYC curfew to remainNew York City will remain under a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through June 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The mayor said he hopes to lift the curfew in time for the city's phase one of reopening.

Restrictions on transportation will remain in place throughout the week.De Blasio said that the protests throughout the city last night were calmer than before.The mayor said that the public needed to turn their attention back to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"As important as the issues are being addressed [in the protests], the single most important thing is the battle against the coronavirus," de Blasio said.He encouraged people to stay home to the maximum extent possible, practice social distancing consistently and wear face coverings at all times.

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9:36 a.m.: UK police stand with those 'appalled' by Floyd's deathChief constables from forces across the United Kingdom, the chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, the chief executive of the College of Policing and the president of the Police Superintendents' Association have issued a joint statement saying they stand with those"appalled and horrified" at George Floyd's death.

"We are also appalled to see the violence and damage that has happened in so many US cities since then," according to the statement.The police said justice and accountability should follow."In the UK we have a long established tradition of policing by consent, working in communities to prevent crime and solve problems. Officers are trained to use force proportionately, lawfully and only when absolutely necessary. We strive to continuously learn and improve. We will tackle bias, racism or discrimination wherever we find it," the statement said.

The law enforcement officials acknowledged that there is more to do to make relationships between police and the public better."Every day, up and down the country, officers and staff are working to strengthen those relationships and address concerns. Only by working closely with our communities do we build trust and help keep people safe," the statement read.

Around when that statement was released, police officials also publicized statistics that showed black people in London were more likely than their white counterparts to be fined or arrested for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules.8:56 a.m.: Peaceful protests in Massachusetts town end with clashes

Brockton, Massachusetts, Mayor Robert Sullivan addressed protests that began peaceful but ended with confrontations between officers and civilians.Sullivan said one state trooper was injured by a projectile during the protests.Peaceful protests dominated the day, but around 8:30 p.m. a person from the crowd set off fireworks and others threw water bottles and rocks at police, according to ABC Boston affiliate

WCVB. Police responded with tear gas canisters to disperse the group.Some arrests were made, according to Sullivan. He said there was damage reported elsewhere in the town, including a Dunkin' Donuts that was set on fire and vandalized.Even as tensions rose in the evening, there was still peace. At one point, four people kneeled with hands up in front of a line of officers.

One man who kneeled told WCVB he"had to stand up for what he believes in," but didn't want violence."We come in peace," the man who only identified himself as a Brockton resident told the station."We don't want war. We go home; they go home, and everyone is all peaceful. That is all we want."

5:50 a.m.: NYPD arrest 280 people, looting and vandalism on the declineThe NYPD made about 280 arrests during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning protests, a lower tally than previous nights, as the city came under an 8 p.m. curfew and stopped for-hire vehicles, CitiBikes and rental scooters that vandals had used to cause trouble.

There were fewer officers injured as well with only two suffering minor injuries.A man jumps from the window of a damaged store in New York City, June 2, 2020.A man jumps from the window of a damaged store in New York City, June 2, 2020.Jeenah Moon/Reuters

There was less vandalism than there has been during previous nights as police sealed off parts of Manhattan even before the curfew took effect.A standoff on the Manhattan Bridge ended without incident when 5,000 demonstrators returned to Brooklyn after they had been prevented from entering Manhattan.

3:04 a.m.: At least 9,300 people arrested across the countryThe Associated Press has announced that at least 9,300 people arrested in protests across the country since George Floyd's death, according to their tally.The events leading up to Floyd's death were filmed, went viral and has been the catalyst for protests nationwide.

Police were called at around 8 p.m. on May 25 by an employee of the Cup Foods convenience store alleging that a customer used a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes and that the person appeared drunk, according to the 911 log released by the Minneapolis Police Department.

The employee went to the car outside the store where the customer was sitting and asked him to return the cigarettes, but was denied, according to the 911 call transcript.A protester outside St George's Hall on June 2, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

A protester outside St George's Hall on June 2, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesThe employee described the customer as a 6-foot-6 black man, which was Floyd's height, and repeated to the 911 operator that he appeared drunk.

Around eight minutes later, Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane and J.A. Kueng arrived at the shop and approached Floyd and two others in the car, according to the criminal complaint. A few minutes after that officers Derek Chauvin and Tou Thoa arrived to help arrest Floyd, which led to Chauvin placing his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, the criminal complaint said.

All four officers were fired and, but as of Tuesday afternoon, Chauvin is the only one to have been arrested. He was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Minnesota's Department of Human Rights filed civil rights charges against the Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday.

1:50 a.m.: 200 Arrested in Houston, police stress that majority of protests were peacefulThe Houston Police Department announced that they made more than 200 arrests in downtown Houston Tuesday involving people engaged in criminal conduct, including throwing rocks and bottles at officers, and people who refused to clear the streets when they were ordered to do so.

"This is an extremely low number of arrests considering the thousands of people in our community who marched and demonstrated peacefully today," the HPD said in a tweet."We're not aware of any significant property damage or injuries. We will have updated arrest numbers/info later this morning."

1:09 a.m.: Prince George's County Police suspends 3 officers for use of forceAfter seeing cell phone footage of two officers using excessive force while detaining a suspect at a Langley Park gas station in Maryland, Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George's County Police Department and the Department's Executive Command Staff made the decision to immediately suspend the two involved officers and their supervisor while the incident is investigated.

In the video, while attempting to handcuff the suspect, one of the officers can be seen kicking the suspect twice."I am sorry and I am angry. I am sharing the video in the interest of transparency. During my tenure as chief of police, four officers have been criminally prosecuted for assault. This will be thoroughly investigated and in keeping with past practice, the findings will be referred to the office of the state's attorney," Stawinski said.

The preliminary investigation revealed the officer who used force observed an assault and attempted to detain the involved suspects. After a foot chase that ended at the gas station, he was able to handcuff one suspect. He is then seen on the video taking the second suspect to the ground.

When a backup officer arrived, that second officer assisted the first officer in the apprehension. During that attempt to handcuff the suspect, the first officer kicked the suspect. The two suspects were ultimately released when the assault victim could not be located.

12:31 a.m.: DC National Guard has directed an investigation into use of medical helicopter to target, disperse DC protestersThe Washington, D.C. National Guard has announced that they are directing an investigation into the actions of their rotary aviation assets on June 1 after it was reported that their medical helicopters were used to target protesters.

According to, numerous videos were posted on social media showing a Lakota medevac helicopter with Red Cross markings hovering very low over demonstrators, possibly in an effort to disperse the crowds.The use of a medical helicopter in a law enforcement capacity may violate military law and regulations.

"Our priority is the safety of our Guardsmen who support civil authorities," the DCNG said in a tweet."We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of citizens and their right to protest."12:04 a.m.: Ferguson elects 1st African American mayor

The city of Ferguson, the site of 2014 unrest and protests over racial justice after Michael Brown, an 18-year old black man, was killed by a white police officer, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday.Ella Jones, a councilwoman in the predominantly black city, is also the first woman to hold the position, according to the

. She will succeed James Knowles III, a term-limited, Republican mayor who defeated Jones in 2017.This year, Jones defeated another councilwoman, Heather Robinett, by 6 points, according to unofficial results from.10:39 p.m.: Trump objects to GOP criticism of church photo-op

President Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans who have criticized his decision to clear protesters out of Lafayette Park on Monday evening prior to a photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.He called out Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who were critical of the violent removal of peaceful protesters with flash-bangs and smoke canisters.

"You got it wrong! If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before?" he tweeted, though it was a different group of protesters and Monday's group had not been violent."People liked my walk to this historic place of worship! Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Ben Sasse."

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Thanks, President Obama. Your words helps the healing. ObamaTownHall If black people only for store looting and damage to public property they protested,U.S. army have to kill them. Thax for the message Obamagate A real leader is obama! HE crushed everyone's dreams and fostered an atmosphere of division and despair. Obama is the worst President in our history.

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And yet, he did nothing during the same riots when he was president. 🤔 I hope the 'protesters' realize the limits of the law. The prosecution is limited by what they can prove, not by what they think was going on inside someone's head. The protesters have gotten their share of justice, now let justice get their share.

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What a brave statement 9 days late Ever wonder why some cops are such dicks? The Hidden World of Police on Steroids Wake up and remember this... Protesters, you should be directing your anger towards the Democrat Plantation politicians who for decades have lied to you and promised you the world yet delivered squat on those promises.

ProgressiveEur 🤗🤗🤗🤗 Stop to spread Covid_19 and there's the answer to 'why all the protesting'. these magnificent young people doing what had to be done. taking all the hits, no flinching. the only Americans with the backbone to stand up to the greasy orange cabal threatening to nazify our country.

I thought California, New York, and Illinois were run by the most outlandish kooks in the country. I stand corrected. THIS guy is the AG? A terrorist supporter? The Minneapolis mayor is a child. Franken, Ventura, Wellstone, Humphrey, Omar.. Good grief! Charges on the 4 criminals about correct now. Charges are not convictions. Only if they stick

Just going to leave this here... Are they in jail My main thought is - what did you do about it? WHERE IS THE PROTESTING FOR THEIR LIFE?!?!?!?! TheirLivesMatter Only Trump, Pompeo and White House officials shout freedom, democracy and human rights while mobilizing the National Guard to crack down! Look at the understanding achieved..

assarish Why is this still happening? takeobamalive GMA It is over, despite a few bad apples, but the Democrats will not let it go and not recognize the real problem! PaulWuster Propaganda. These officers will be beating protesters and firing tear gas and rubber bullets in a matter of hours. Please stop publishing propaganda. Police are violently attacking US citizens around the country with *no* provocation. Be journalists, not stenographers

❤👏👏👏❤ Guy supports domestic terrorists and beat his wife. Sums up the 2020 democrat party Absolutely. But you got the charges wrong. The cop probably didn't mean to kill Mr. Floyd. It was excessive force, but the intent would be difficult to prove. Should he go to prison? Absolutely, but proving murder here is going to be difficult.

takeobamalive 4xInsight How do you know is in solidarity? Could be a form of protest aganist? When the police realize they are being used as cannon fodder by the rich & powerful to uphold an unjust system that exploits them too & that they have far more in conmen w/ the protesters...that’s when the Halls of Power will quiver with fear.

They are practicing for the next Floyd. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ if we chose love we can always find Peace ✊👏👏👏 This is a mistake. So that happened 4 years ago...what a bunch of assholes Narrator: 2016 was just an excuse for people to do what they want Shame to President Trump thomaskaine5 You are being heard! I wanted to cry seeing this

who is George Floyd? has he been ever cast into prison? yes, he has. any one who live in US if he or she commit an offence, he or she has been eliminated by society even white man also. do not take advantage of Floyd death then demolition and rob. What has happened in the US has happened years ago by the Belgian police with the death of Semira Adamu, she was put on a plane on September 22, 1998 to take her from Belgium to Togo. The police just choked her on a pillow! So....

...then shoot them and the reporters in the face 5 minutes later Thank You this is much appreciated. United We Are Strong, Blk/Wht No Difference GodBlessUsAll WWG1WGA BlkWhtNoDifference OfficialLivePD Has France surrendered yet? We have a plague, riots, earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, starvation, storms producing hail and tornadoes, etc. Either Mother Earth is REALLY pissed with humans & we all need to sincerely apologize for being assholes ... or someone needs to hurry up and win this game of Jumanji🙏

Abc please cover this mans words to congress and the president the nation needs this rn i beg you I'm not against protesters, I'm against rioters, I'm not against the police, I'm against the abuse of power, we don't want violence, we want to be listened. WE WANT JUSTICE! Justice This is not about Floyd

3... 2.. 1.. BATONS OUT Watch out y’all! It was a trap here in Seattle. Those same cops gassed protestors hours later. And they arrested a dude playing trumpet in the streets!!! seattleprotest blacklivesmatter Shut Them All 💥 Copaganda We've seen this song and dance when they just went ahead and tear gassed them.

Protect the GOOD COPS at all costs! LIBERTY, JUSTICE, EQUALITY ! И тут раскопали стюардессу.. Say no to racism All people around the world are tired of being tired. Tired of the injustice, just plain tired. Thugs love thugs perezreports Just curious. Did any of the other officers also work at El Nuevo Rodeo ?

They should be an example and lesson to other officers that dare use violence on helpless ppl . I hope they get the most strict sentence possible What after Macy’s got looted Minneapolis is rum by DEMOCRATS who have let this happen for many many years... BIDEN HAS FOLLOWED THE KKK WHEN GOV BYRD WAS THE GRAND WIZARD FOR THE KKK *(Hillary's MENTOR)* .. I don't believe he will change his heart anytime soon.

Ok good. We can stop the riots now! JusticeForGeorgeFloyd It’s about time!!! Ok Good Pls sign You fail to report on the Black People killed by rioters, Black businesses burned and looted. Black lives ruined by violence. Apparently Black Lives Don't Matter--you don't report on this! What does it take? Maybe Media care more about puppies

Floyd Family Attorney Calls For Arrest Of Three Police Officers Prior To George Floyd MemorialHe said Floyd was 'tortured' in the final moments of his life. Bangladesh confirms 1st coronavirus death in Rohingya refugee camps It's beyond time to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and any other PDs with similar issues. If you fire the ENTIRE department, maybe others who stand by and mind their own business will speak up next time. Arrest all involved actively or passively.

George Clooney Pens Essay Following Death of George FloydGeorge Clooney is encouraging all Americans to vote in order to fight against systematic racism. Give me a good cantidate to vote for then The only good candidate was Bernie but he’s gone so 🤷🏾‍♀️ Apparently it is quiet enough to write over there in England. Must be watching the riots from the safety of another country!! Pip pip George 🤣 maybe you should watch Benny Hill, it's a bit closer to home for you.

George Clooney Calls Racism a Pandemic in Essay About George FloydIn a powerful, new essay, George Clooney is showing his support for the black community and addresses anti-black racism in America: 'This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we've yet to find a vaccine.' I thought he died. Huh There is no vaccine. Racism will ALWAYS be there much like rapist and pedophiles. But we MUST make sure racist are not in position of power like cops etc... Becoming a cop should be much harder and firing much easier. But unions stop that from happening. Under Obama, many blacks died, but you were silent. Today, Democrats, like Republicans, come to power through war. You all need power not for the sake of the people. No more America, you are all destroying it leading to civil wlane. You allow Russia and China to destroy America

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George W. Bush releases rare public statement on George Floyd protestsGeorge W. Bush says he is 'anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd,' and calls it a 'strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future.' it’s Bush who criticizes Floyd’s death while he’s the same one who worked for Sadam Hussein hanged in the charity hospital He loves trumps doing Good for you George, good for you.