Four charged over George Floyd death in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes will now be charged with second-degree murder, while his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents show

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The Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes will now be charged with second-degree murder, while his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents show

The Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes will now be charged with second-degree murder, while his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents show.

“Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers,” US Senator Amy Klobuchar said”This is another important step for justice.”Snapchat removes Donald Trump from Discover platformFour charged over George Floyd death in MinneapolisMP tested for Covid-19 after speaking in Commons

Mr Chauvin was charged last week with third-degree murder, which is roughly akin to manslaughter. A charge of second-degree murder does not suggest premeditation but carries stiffer penalties.Court documents show the second-degree murder charge was added to the prior charges.

The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, documents show.In a statement, Mr Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment.””This is a significant step forward on the road to justice, and we are gratified that this important action came before George Floyd’s body was laid to rest,” the statement said.

The statement, issued by family attorney Ben Crump, also said that Mr Ellison would consider elevating the charge to premeditated murder “if the evidence supports it.”The family urged protesters to “raise their voices for change in peaceful ways.”

Tens of thousands of demonstrators defied night-time curfews yesterday in several US cities.But the demonstrations were largely peaceful, and while there were tense standoffs with law enforcement, the protests did not feature the looting or clashes with police of previous days.

Read more:Pope and UN human rights head condemn racism and violence in USTens of thousands of people took to the streets of cities for an eighth consecutive night of protests, with large marches and rallies held in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Seattle.

In Washington, DC, protests were held near the park where demonstrators were cleared out by police on Monday to make a path for President Donald Trump so he could walk from the White House to a historic church for a photo.Although rallies on behalf of Mr Floyd and other victims of police brutality have been largely peaceful during the day, after dark each night crowds have turned to rioting, vandalism, arson and looting.Chloroquine trials to resume as Covid deaths pass 380kBlack Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelledSimon Coveney hasn’t spoken to US ambassador yet, but says ‘it’s clear where Irish people stand’

On Monday night, five police officers were hit by gunfire in two cities.Outside the US Capitol building yesterday afternoon a throng took to one knee, chanting “silence is violence” and “no justice, no peace,” as officers faced them just before the government-imposed curfew.Read more: RTÉ News »

Varadkar choked 1000 pensioners, what will he get for that Can RTE report on what Mr Floyd’s brother has said about the rioting/looting. I’ll just leave this here , thankfully we have real journalist like Timcast You say will now be charged as if it’s a result of the riots and protests! It’s not! He was charged within 48 hours! The now news is the charges brought against his 3 colleagues and rightly so! Your FakeNews ScumMedia

This is terrible I’d hate to see anyone go to prison on unsubstantiated charges but this is clear cut & on tape so it’s right all 4 should face charges 1 killed him 💔3 stood by did nothing all guilty…JUSTICE ❤️ No matter what these so called scum ex policemen, nothing will ever come close to what they should get….Times like this makes me ashamed to be white BlackLivesMatter

Okay can they all stop wrecking shit now? We get it

Thousands partake in solidarity protest in Dublin over George Floyd deathDEMONSTRATIONS have taken place across Ireland following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Crowds gathered at Belfast City Hall this afternoon hours before a demonstration took place outsid…Trump threatens military force to quell George Floyd death protests

Trump threatens military force to quell George Floyd death protestsThe US president walked to a church near the White House to pose with a bible after police used tear gas to clear peaceful demonstrators. Trump *used* force to clear a path through a peaceful, unarmed crowd for that photo op with a book he’s never read. He also cleared out the clergy from that church with gas and didn’t ask the bishop’s permission. She has decried him.Trump threatens military force to quell George Floyd death protests

Trump threatens military force to quell George Floyd death protestsThe US president walked to a church near the White House to pose with a bible after police used tear gas to clear peaceful demonstrators. A cowardly pig. The quicker the better!!

Donald Trump’s ‘partisan political’ church visit amid George Floyd death protests slammed by ‘outraged’ US bishopThe Rev Mariann Budde noted that Mr Trump did not pray during his visit to St John’s Church in Washington DC.

George Floyd death protests spread across AmericaAt least 5,600 people have been arrested as protests continue across the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.US man pleads with demonstrators to find 'better way' to protest against death of George Floyd

US man pleads with demonstrators to find ‘better way’ to protest against death of George FloydHe is misguided, it not about George Floyd.https://headtopics.com/

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