George Floyd – All Four Former Officers To Be Charged With Murder In George Floyd Case, Derek Chauvin Upgraded To 2nd Degree Murder
Much of the world has joined the Black Lives Matter movement in calling for justice against the four officers responsible for the death of George Floyd, and today (June 3, 2020), the step towards justice is being served.
Former Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin was arrested on May 29th on 3rd degree murder charges and Manslaughter. According to reports, his charges have now been upgraded to 2nd degree murder. Derek Chauvin was the primary officer who knelt down on the neck of George Floyd causing strangulation and asphyxia, as ruled by the independent autopsy report.
Now, the other three former officers, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane have reportedly been arrested and will reportedly be charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder, according to sources. These charges come just days after Attorney General Keith Ellison has taken over the case.
Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys representing the Floyd family made a joint statement by the Floyd family, Crump and the legal team.
“This is a bittersweet moment for the family of George Floyd,”
it stated. The statement went on to say,
“We are deeply gratified that Attorney General Keith Ellison took decisive action in this case, arresting and charging all the officers involved in George Floyd’s death and upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder.”
On June 1st, 3rd Hour Today, Attorney General Keith Ellison spoke about the case against Derek Chauvin. Watch video below.
Now that all four officers have reportedly been arrested, do you feel as though the protests around the country should continue? Let us know in the comments.