George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged

• 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.


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.