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Judge Reinstates 3rd Degree Murder Charge Against Chauvin in George Floyd Case

What Happened:

  • On Thursday, a judge reinstated the third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in connection to the death of George Floyd.

  • Chauvin, who was captured on video pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for over nine minutes - ultimately resulting in Floyd's death, is also charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.

  • The other three officers who were involved in the arrest are charged with aiding and abetting and will be tried in August.

  • George Floyd's death is one of the many that have led to widespread protests throughout the nation against police brutality and systemic racism.

Photo Source: F. Muhammad

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