Minnesota AG Upgrades Derek Chauvin’s Charge to Second-Degree Murder, Three Officers Charged
By Fox News // June 3, 2020
officers charged with two counts of aiding and abetting, 2nd-degree murder
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(FOX NEWS) – Minnesota’s Attorney General’s Office is expected to announce upgraded charges against Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, and has added new charges against the three other officers at the scene, Fox News has learned.
Chauvin will now be charged with second-degree murder, The Star Tribune first reported. The other three officers involved — Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao – will be each be charged with two counts of aiding and abetting and 2nd-degree murder.
If convicted on both counts, the officers face a maximum of sentence of 50 years in prison, and a fine of up to $20,000.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce further details.
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