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Murder count upgraded for Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd

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.

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.

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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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