Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves new developments in the Murder of George Floyd.According to Sen. Amy Klobuchar(D-Minn.) Former police officer Derek Chauvin will be charged with 2nd degree Murder and the other three officers who were in present during the murder of Unarmed Black man George Floyd.@amyklobucharThis is a new development in this case.
Also; Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison plans to upgrade charges against the former Minneapolis police officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground and add charges of aiding and abetting murder against three former officers who were at the scene, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd struggled for air, will now be charged with second degree murder charges, the newspaper reported. Facing charges of aiding and abetting are Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng. In footage of the encounter, Lane briefly pointed a gun at Floyd and later asked if he should be rolled to his side. Kueng helped restrain Floyd, while Thao stood watch as an increasingly distraught crowd of onlookers protested that he could not breathe.
The charges come after days of protest and unrest that started in Minneapolis and spread across the nation. Throngs of peaceful demonstrators marched through city streets to show their anger and demand change, at times clashing with police. Vandalism, looting and other violence, meanwhile, has caused officials in multiple states to set curfews and call in the National Guard.
Floyd’s family has repeatedly called for the arrests of the other three officers involved in the encounter outside of corner store Cup Foods, which began when the 46-year-old father and security guard was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill. On Wednesday, Floyd’s son Quincy visited the growing memorial outside the store with family attorney Ben Crump, who again called for the officers to face charges.