As protests spread around the world, all four police officers involved in George Floyd’s death has now been charged. Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, charges on him has now been upgraded from third to second-degree murder.
The other three officers, Tuo Thao, J Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, are charged with aiding and betting second-degree murder.
In announcing the charges, Minnesota’s attorney general said that he’s seeking justice for George Floyd and his family.
“George Floyd mattered, he was loved, his family was important, his life had value,” he said.
In Minneapolis, a cheer went up among the crowd when they received the news that all four would be charged.
Late today former President Obama in his message to young men and women applauded the “profound” protests demanding racial justice.