Floyd death: Three more officers charged; Chauvin charge upgraded

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Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck, faces second-degree murder charge, other 3 face aiding and abetting charges.

The fired US police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck will face a more serious murder charge, and three other sacked officers will be charged as aiding and abetting in the death of the 46-year-old unarmed Black man that triggered eight days of nationwide protests, court documents and prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Floyd died after Derek Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In a video of the incident, Floyd can be repeatedly yelling “I can’t breathe” before going motionless, with Chauvin’s knee still on his neck.

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