Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is reportedly expected to announce that three additional officers will be criminally charged in connection with George Floyd’s death, days after former officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder.
Sources told the Star-Tribune that Ellison plans to charge Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane with aiding or abetting second-degree murder. The three officers responded to Cup Foods on May 25 after Floyd, 46, was accused of using a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes.
Video posted to social media showed Chauvin, 44, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes before he lost consciousness and died.
Ellison took over the high-profile case Sunday. He’s expected to upgrade the charges against Chauvin, as CrimeOnline reported.
The four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest were ultimately fired.
This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available.
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