Derek Chauvin Charges Upgraded To 2nd Degree Murder, 3 Other Officers Charged

After days of protests and civil unrest, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will announce aiding and abetting charges against the three other ex-Minneapolis officers involved in the killing of George Floyd.

Charges against Derek Chauvin, who has already been arrested for 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter in the killing, will be upgraded to 2nd-degree murder, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

The news comes on the heels of Governor Tim Walz announcing civil rights charges against the Minneapolis Police Department.

Related: State of Minnesota Files Civil Rights Charge Against Minneapolis Police Department (Video)

Attorney Benjamin Crump released the following statement from the family:

This is a bittersweet moment. We are deeply gratified that @AGEllison took decisive action, arresting and charging ALL the officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd’s death and upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder. #JusticeForGeorge

See the original tweet below:

As we await the official announcement, Drake took to social media to share his thoughts:

The charges are one step. But, we need a conviction and accountability.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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