By the Associated Press:
Prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers who were present when he died.
Bystander video showing the officer restraining Floyd on May 25 has sparked protests nationwide and around the world. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday added the new charge and charged the other three officers with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. Chauvin and Alexander Kueng are in custody and warrants have been issued for the other officers’ arrests.