Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced charges Wednesday afternoon against the other three officers involved in George Floyd’s death.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane. All three are now charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. One officer is currently in custody and the other two should booked soon.
Charges were also upgraded against former officer Derek Chauvin. He was arrested late last week and charged with with third-degree murder and manslaughter. But Ellison says those charged have been elevated to 2nd-degree murder.
The amended complaint filed against Chauvin stated that “Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous. … Officer Chauvin’s restraint of Mr. Floyd in this manner for a prolonged period was a substantial factor in Mr. Floyd losing consciousness, constituting substantial bodily harm, and Mr. Floyd’s death as well.”
Earlier in the day, an attorney for George Floyd’s family called on charges to be filed against all three officers before the 43-year-old’s memorial service later this week.