Minnesota Attorney General has decided to sharpen charges against police behind George Floyd’s death in the United States and charged him with second-degree murder, against third-degree murder earlier, according to a statement from Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.
Minnesota Attorney General has decided to sharpen charges against alleged police responsible for the death of George Floyd in the United States and charged him with second-degree murder, corresponding to intentional murder without reservation, announced Wednesday, June 3, Minnesota Democratic Senator AmyKlobuchar.
Three other police officers will also be prosecuted for involvement, the senator added.
Derek Chauvin, a 44-year-old white police officer, who knelt on the neck of George Floyd – a 46-year-old manor, was dismissed from police, arrested and charged with third-degree murder last Friday, which corresponds to the involuntary murder of French law.
The other three police officers involved in Floyd’s arrest have not been charged so far.
Second degree murder is punishable by forty years in prison, while third degree murder is punishable by twenty-five years in prison.
The death of George Floyd on May 25 started a huge wave of protests in the United States. More than a hundred American cities are affected by the demonstrations of anger in the fifty states, with thousands of arrests and several deaths.