The Minnesota Attorney General will reportedly upgrade the charges against the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd during a violent arrest last week.
CNN Correspondent Omar Jiminez said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar confirmed the Attorney General would be raising third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder.
BREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree murder in George Floyd’s case and also charging the other 3 officers, @amyklobuchar confirms. #GeorgeFloyd
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) June 3, 2020
Three other officers involved in the arrest will also be facing charges in connection to Floyd’s death, which sparked widespread protesting throughout the United States and abroad.
Jiminez, who was among the first to break the news of the upgraded charges, was arrested at a protest in Minneapolis this weekend despite any evidence of wrongdoing. He was released later the same day and returned to report on the protests.
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