|Police Officer Charged for Killing George Floyd
After days of protest, Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, was charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.
Floyd had been arrested for alleged use of a counterfeit $20 bill, reports Common Dreams.
After the killing, the Minneapolis Police Department fired Chauvin and the three other officers involved at the scene: Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng.
Human rights activists and protesters in Minneapolis and other cities demanded a murder charge. But the civil rights attorney representing Floyd’s family is looking for a first-degree murder charge and having the other three officers detained.