Source: USA Today
All four police officers in the killing of George Floyd now will face charges, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday, and court papers described more troubling details about how officers did nothing to stop Floyd from dying on the ground.
“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. This is another important step for justice,” the Democratic senator tweeted.
Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump has repeatedly implored officials to hold the other officers accountable, including earlier Wednesday afternoon in powerful remarks at the site of Floyd’s killing outside of a convenience store.
While Chauvin pinned down Floyd, the three other officers at the scene were recorded standing by and failed to intervene.
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