Three former police officers were charged Wednesday in connection with George Floyd's death, and another's charges have been stepped up. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who put his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, last week was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, but Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has now elevated the charges to second-degree murder. The three other officers who were are at the scene, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, are being charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Floyd family, previously said he expected the other three officers to be arrested, calling them "just as guilty for the death of George Floyd as Officer Chauvin."
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