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USA: Minnesota Attorney Gen. confirms all policemen involved in Floyd's death face charges03:07

USA: Minnesota Attorney Gen. confirms all policemen involved in Floyd's death face charges

United States, Minneapolis
June 4, 2020 at 02:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison said that charges against the police officers involved in George Floyd's death were based on facts, after announcing new details on the prosecution of the murder of the 46-year old African-American. Ellison was speaking at a press briefing in Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

"We believe that these are the right charges," the attorney said, while confirming that the white officer who knelt on Floyd's neck will now face an upgraded charge of second-degree murder, after being initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Ellison also warned that the trial will be a difficult one and may take months. "It is better to make sure that we have a solid case, fully investigated, researched, before we go to trial than to rush it," he added.

The attorney general vowed to hold everyone involved in the case accountable. "I can honestly tell you I take no joy in this, but I do feel a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility," he concluded.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

USA: Minnesota Attorney Gen. confirms all policemen involved in Floyd's death face charges03:07
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Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison said that charges against the police officers involved in George Floyd's death were based on facts, after announcing new details on the prosecution of the murder of the 46-year old African-American. Ellison was speaking at a press briefing in Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

"We believe that these are the right charges," the attorney said, while confirming that the white officer who knelt on Floyd's neck will now face an upgraded charge of second-degree murder, after being initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Ellison also warned that the trial will be a difficult one and may take months. "It is better to make sure that we have a solid case, fully investigated, researched, before we go to trial than to rush it," he added.

The attorney general vowed to hold everyone involved in the case accountable. "I can honestly tell you I take no joy in this, but I do feel a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility," he concluded.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

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