The public has protested for nine consecutive nights following George Floyd’s death on May 25 and one of the goals—that all four of the Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) officers who were on the scene for the deadly encounter are charged—has been met, national reports, including CNNUSA Today and the Washington Post, confirmed today (June 4).

Along with former officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes and was initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on May 29, faces a new charge of second-degree murder; former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao have also been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

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