3 MORE COPS TO BE CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH; OTHER OFFICER’S CHARGE INCREASED
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020
The three other cops that were in connection with George Floyd’s death will be criminally charged, Senator Amy Klobuchar tweeted. Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, who was already charged with third-degree murder, will have his charges increased to 2nd degree.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar did not reveal the details of those charges against former officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, who were all fired last week. This breaking news comes as week-long protests have erupted in every state in honor of George Floyd, who died when ex-officer Derek Chavin kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while he was handcuffed and unarmed during an arrest for a counterfeit $20 bill. In the video footage that has since gone viral, the other three officers were also holding George Floyd down during the arrest.
After the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office’s initial autopsy stated that Floyd died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression” but “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation,” independent pathologists Drs. Allecia Wilson and Michael Baden, hired by his family, ruled his death a homicide with “mechanical asphyxiation” as the cause of death.
As this story is developing, we’ll continue to keep you updated as new information is received.