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Entertainment All 4 Ex-Officers Charged in George Floyd Killing

00:26  04 june  2020
00:26  04 june  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

George Floyd Protesters Smash Windows at CNN Center in Atlanta

  George Floyd Protesters Smash Windows at CNN Center in Atlanta Onlookers watched while others lobbed water bottles, rocks and other projectiles while CNN employees watched inside the building from behind its glass edifice.While WGCL reported that the protest outside the building began peacefully, with hundreds of onlookers watching while others lobbed water bottles, rocks and other projectiles. Meanwhile, CNN employees watched inside the building from behind its glass edifice as vandals kicked and smashed down the cracked windows.

Ex - officer Derek Chauvin now faces second-degree murder, while three others face abetting charges . 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.

Street protests break out in Minneapolis and Los Angeles after Bridget Floyd says police officers involved ‘should be in jail’.

a group of people standing in front of a store: George Floyd © TheWrap George Floyd

All four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd have now been charged with murder, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who has taken over the case, said on Wednesday. Three of the officers involved were charged with aiding and abetting a second-degree murder. The charges against the officer who choked Floyd for nearly nine minutes were also raised from third-degree murder to second-degree murder.

"I strongly believe that these developments are in the interest of justice for Mr. Floyd, his family, our community and our state," Ellison said at a press conference, noting that the case is still under investigation and he would be limiting public comments about the investigation. "George Floyd mattered. He was loved. His family was important. His life had value and we will seek justice for him and for you."

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday evening that state Attorney General Keith Ellison will the prosecution against the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, whose death last week has sparked nationwide protests against police brutality. © Provided by FOX News Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

In the week since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers , Trump has watched and tweeted helplessly as the nation he pretends to lead has reached its breaking point. After decades of supposedly legal police beatings and murders, the protests have swept America’s cities more quickly

Minneapolis police chief: all four officers ‘complicit’ in George Floyd 's death. On Friday the Hennepin county attorney, Mike Freeman, who announced the charges against Chauvin, said he expected charges would be brought against the now ex -police officers J Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao

Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department last week. Chauvin, the white officer who choked Floyd with his knee, was first arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter last Friday.

On Monday, the Hennepin County medical examiner said that Floyd died of a heart attack but the "manner of death" was a homicide. Hours earlier, an independent autopsy conducted at the request of the Floyd family ruled that the cause of death was a "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain."

Based on the findings of the independent autopsy, an attorney for the Floyd family called for a first-degree murder charge against Chauvin.

"What we know is this: George Floyd was alive before his encounter with Derek Chauvin and his fellow officers, and he was dead shortly after that," the attorney, Ben Crump, said on Monday. "The tragic cause of this death is incredibly clear, and we are fiercely committed to justice for his family."

2 teen girls arrested for vandalizing St. Patrick's Cathedral during George Floyd protests .
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested two teenage girls on Thursday in connection to the vandalism on St. Patrick's Cathedral last month during the protests over the death of George Floyd. Officials made the arrests after an investigation over several weeks. Authorities took 18-year-old Anaya Diaz, of Mohegan Lake into custody and she was charged with criminal mischief and graffiti. Officers also arrested a 17-year-old girl at her Ossining home and she will be charged as a juvenile.Police say on May 30, the vandals spray-painted George Floyd's name on one of the stairs and "BLM" on the wall before running on East 51st Street towards Madison Avenue.

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