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DW News 4 Jun 2020

Murder charges in George Floyd case upgraded +++ Spotlight on systemic racism


In the US, the officer arrested over the killing of George Floyd will now face an upgraded charge of second degree murder. Three other officers at the scene last week will now also face charges. On Wednesday, Floyd's family visited a memorial at the street corner in Minneapolis where he died.
Meanwhile questions about systemic racism are arising beyond the US.

Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, announces new charges in George Floyd death. #FoxNews
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin, one of four former officers fired for involvement in George Floyd's death, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announces.

Freeman says "the investigation is ongoing" with regards to three other former officers. "We felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator." abcn.ws/2XbRiDA #georgefloyd #hennepincounty #police #minneapolis #minneapolispolice
The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck was charged with second-degree murder and the three other officers on scene during his killing are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to court documents.
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.

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