All four ex-officers involved in George Floyd's death now charged
Fired officer Derek Chauvin is now facing second-degree murder charges in George Floyd's death, and three other ex-officers are charged with "aiding and abetting" second-degree murder.
A grocery store worker called police to report a man used a counterfeit $20 bill, leading to the confrontation that ended in George Floyd's death. As Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor at Brooklyn College, explains, nuisance abatement laws force shop owners to act as "third party police." He joined CBSN to discuss how these laws disproportionately impact minority communities. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin angled to plead guilty on federal and civil rights charges for murdering Floyd. Several Minneapolis Police Department officers have decided to leave their jobs in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. They also cite a lack of support from the department. The four former police officers charged in connection with George Floyd's death appeared in court on Tuesday.
A Minneapolis judge heard arguments on whether to release police body cam footage.
The judge also reversed his decision to impose a gag order on the proceedings.