According to nytimes.com and The Washington Post, the other three officers present while Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by holding his knee on his neck for close to nine minutes have been charged in the case for aiding and abetting murder.
Chauvin’s charges have also been increased from third to second-degree murder.
To quote nytimes.com:
The three former officers, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, were charged with aiding and abetting murder, court records show.
The fourth officer, Chauvin, 44, who was arrested last week, faces an increased charge of second-degree murder.
All four officers were quickly fired from the Minneapolis Police Department after video of the encounter emerged. Officers arrested Mr. Floyd on the evening of May 25 after a store employee called the police, saying that someone had used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.
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