• Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.
On Wednesday, three additional Minneapolis police officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, and charges against Derek Chauvin were elevated to second degree murder.
READ THE AMENDED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT: [PDF LINK]
All four officers seen on the video in which George Floyd dies a violent death have been charged in connection with George Floyd's death.
Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng face aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Derek Chauvin's murder charge, previously third-degree, has been upgraded to second-degree unintentional murder.
18/ And the latest, today, June 3: Attorney General Keith Ellison elevated charges against Chauvin to second-degree murder, and three other officers will be charged with aiding and abetting murder. https://t.co/velVW8xTgb
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 3, 2020
FAMILY'S REACTION: This is a bittersweet moment. We are deeply gratified that @AGEllison took decisive action, arresting & charging ALL the officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd's death & upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder. #JusticeForGeorge pic.twitter.com/jTfXFHpsYl
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) June 3, 2020
My colleague @davidschaperNPR pulled the amended criminal complaint. Derek Chauvin now charged with second degree murder in the killing of George Floyd. When Floyd said "I'm about to die," after pleading for breathe, Chauvin and two other officers continued to hold him down. https://t.co/FJYE81okMa
— Leila Fadel (@LeilaFadel) June 3, 2020
BREAKING: Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison is upgrading the charges against former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd to 2nd degree murder. He is also charging the other 3 officers on the scene: https://t.co/8NjbsMGeTW
— David Schaper (@davidschaperNPR) June 3, 2020
UPDATE: Court documents show three former officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder in the George Floyd case and Derek Chauvin's charge has been elevated to second-degree murder https://t.co/4FA6uvSw7t pic.twitter.com/qiunKsHTpl
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 3, 2020
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. This is another important step for justice.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 3, 2020
The Minnesota attorney general is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd's death and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says https://t.co/TOSDBV3q8x pic.twitter.com/36qN8GMwVm
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 3, 2020