Other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's death while Chauvin now faces second-degree murder charge

The policeman at the center of a death that inflamed the country will face an upgraded count of second-degree murder and three other officers were newly charged in a case that roused long-held American racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 3:36 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2020 5:06 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The policeman at the center of a death that inflamed the country will face an upgraded count of second-degree murder and three other officers were newly charged in a case that roused long-held American racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.

The Star Tribune, citing multiple unnamed law enforcement officials, said Derek Chauvin would face the more serious charge in the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after the white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee against his neck.

Three other officers at the scene - Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao - were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, the newspaper reported, again citing sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. All four of the officers had already been fired.

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