Derek Chauvin Judge Drops Third-Degree Murder Charges In George Floyd Case
Oct 23 2020
"This means that all four defendants will stand trial for murder and manslaughter, both in the second degree".
Cahill, however, agreed with Chauvin's defense's attempt to drop the third-degree murder charge because while Chauvin's actions were unsafe and reckless, they did not harm anyone other than Floyd. The aiding and abetting charges against the three other fired Minneapolis officers - Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao - will also remain.
The other now-former Minneapolis officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. He said it will be up to a jury to decide whether the officers are guilty.
Floyd, a Black man who was in handcuffs, died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd's neck as Floyd said he couldn't breathe and became motionless.
As reported by CNN, a Hennepin County judge has dismissed the third-degree murder charges against Chauvin.
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (right) is charged with the murder of George Floyd.
The officers ignored Floyd's pleas to stop, cries from the concerned crowd, and their own training, prosecutors said.
"Accordingly, Chauvin's motion to dismiss this charge for lack of probable cause is denied".
"The evidence presented by the State does not indicate that Chauvin's actions were eminently risky to anyone other than Floyd", Cahill wrote.
If people want to see a problem in the streets for REAL, let this George Floyd case fall apart and allow killer cop Derek Chauvin to walk away scot-free. Floyd died later that day.