The charges against a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd have been upgraded. US Senator Amy Klobuchar has tweeted Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing the charges against Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder and will also be charging the other three officers involved in the case. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter against Chauvin last Friday. Governor Tim Walz put Ellison in charge of the case on Saturday.

 

UPDATE at 2 p.m.

Hennepin County court records say Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder-without intent-while committing a felony. Ex-officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng have all been charged with Aiding and Abetting to second-degree murder. The other three were also on the scene of the George Floyd Memorial Day arrest that turned deadly