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Charges upgraded against George Floyd’s killer

Video showed three of the four officers were restaining FloydFour Minneapolis police officers restrained George Floyd.
Video showed three of the four officers restaining Floyd

June 3, 2020 — The Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has taken over the George Floyd murder case. The charge against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, has been raised to second-degree unintentional murder. The maximum sentence for second-degree murder in Minnesota is no more than 40 years. The other three (now former) officers — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng — are being charged with aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder, a felony offense, as well as aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. They face the same sentences as Chauvin.

Should the continuing investigation find evidence supporting it, charges could be upgraded yet again to first-degree murder.

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