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3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded

14:05, Thursday, 04 June, 2020
3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded

Three former Minneapolis police officers were charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting murder in connection with the death of George Floyd in their custody, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday.

Derek Chauvin, a fourth former officer who had already been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, will now also be charged with second-degree murder, Ellison said. “We are here today because George Floyd is not here,” Ellison, a Democrat, said at a news conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, announcing the charges. Ellison predicted that the prosecution of the officers could take months, and urged the public to be patient as his office builds cases.
     “George Floyd mattered. He was loved. His family was important. His life had value. And we will seek justice for him and for you,” Ellison said. He noted that winning the cases “will not be an easy thing. Winning a conviction will be hard.”
     “In order to be thorough, this is going to take months, and I do not know how many,” Ellison, a former U.S. representative who was deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2017 to 2018, said. “But it is better to make sure we have a solid case, fully investigated, researched, before we go to trial, than to rush it. It will take a while and I can’t set a deadline on that.”

3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded
3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded
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