4 Minneapolis officers now charged in George Floyd’s death; Mugshots released

The mugshots of all the officers involved in the death of an African American, George Floyd, have been released.


Their mugshots were released after Senator Amy Klobuchar disclosed that Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. 


The Star Tribune, citing multiple unnamed law enforcement sources, said Derek Chauvin who had his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, would face the more serious charge in the death of George Floyd. 

4 Minneapolis officers now charged in George Floyd?s death; Mugshots released

Sen. Amy also said that the three other officers at the scene Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao are also going to be charged for their involvement in the incident following calls for their arrest.


The Star Tribune reported that the three officers are to be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. 


The new charges will be officially announced by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. 


Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family, called it “a bittersweet moment” and “a significant step forward on the road to justice.” Crump said Elison had told the family he would continue his investigation into Floyd’s death and upgrade the charge to first-degree murder if warranted.

Published by Philip chiemenam

A writer, public speaker, blogger and a website manager

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