Officers all charged in George Floyd’s death
ICYMI: Televised George Floyd memorial happening now in Minneapolis (6.4.20)
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Wednesday new charges were filed against all four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd.
They are all in police custody and each is being held on one million dollars bail.
Charges against Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, were upgraded from third-degree to second-degree murder.
The three other officers involved were charged with aiding and abetting, or helping, Chauvin and are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
From left to right the names of Ja Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.
Yesterday Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said the prosecution would be difficult but is important.
Thursday in Minneapolis family and friends of Floyd will hold a memorial in celebration of his life.
Saturday a public viewing and memorial service for Floyd will be held in Raeford, North Carolina.
Monday a public memorial in Houston is scheduled.
Meanwhile a ninth night of protests unfolded across the country that were largely more peaceful than previous evenings.
Protests have also been seen in London, Australia, Germany and more.
Posted – 6.4.20