The accusation to Derek Chauvin, who was strangling George Floyd, was retrained to a more serious one.
“Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has toughened Derek Chauvin’s charge of murdering George Floyd to“ second-degree murder. ” Previously, the actions of a policeman were qualified as “unintentional murder of the 3rd degree”.
In addition, it was reported that the state attorney general indicted “aiding and abetting the death of an unarmed African American” by three other police officers. The violent death of D. Floyd caused massive nationwide protests, continuing for the ninth day in a row.
Lawyers for the family of the deceased called this step by the authorities “a moment of bitter joy” for the relatives of the 46-year-old African American. “This is an important step towards justice, and we are satisfied with the fact that this measure was announced and taken before George Floyd’s body was buried,” the statement goes on to say.
Recall that on May 25 this year in Minneapolis, African-American George Floyd died as a result of excessively brutal police actions during his detention. After this, riots swept over 20 US states.