Charges will be elevated against the former Minneapolis police officer arrested in connection with George Floyd’s arrest death – and the three other officers involved will also face charges, according to multiple reports.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison plans to charge Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder. Chauvin is the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.
Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. The Star Tribune reports, Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Floyd family tweeted that they have been arrested.
Thao is on video watching as Chauvin and the others pinned Floyd down until he died May 25.
Is second-degree murder and accessory charges appropriate? Who should prosecute this case? Will these new developments help quell public outrage?