Derek Chauvin,Cop involved in the killing of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin charge has been upgraded to a second degree murder charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years, as opposed to a third degree charge, for 25 years maximum.
Derek Chauvin, as the man who caused Floyd’s death, was arrested and charged immediately, a move that is among the fastest charges in history.
At the time, he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Even though he was charged immediately, many weren’t happy that it was just a third-degree murder charge given all the footage of the incident which screams otherwise.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday that other three police officers will also face charges.
the Democratic senator tweet;Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice,”
Chauvin was last week seen on camera, calm, cool and collected as he pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, while Floyd pleaded with him: “I can’t breathe.”