Skip to comments.Ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck charged with murder
Posted on 05/29/2020 12:20:44 PM PDT by Mariner
Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced.
Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe," as Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on Floyd's neck for around eight minutes on Monday night, in an arrest that was videotaped by bystanders. The police department initially said Floyd, who was black, "physically resisted" the officers and that he died after "suffering medical distress."
Freeman said he anticipated more charges to come, possibly against some of the other three officers.
The investigation is ongoing," Freeman said, "We felt it was appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator. This case has moved with extraordinary speed.
Just 24 hours earlier, Freeman had said the case still needed more investigation.
But by Friday, Freeman said enough evidence had been gathered.
"All of that has come together and we felt, in our professional judgement, it was time to charge," Freeman told reporters.
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All of that has come together and we felt, in our professional judgement, it was time to charge.
If he’s found guilty, he’s guilty. If he’s found not guilty, we go into round 2.
Last night Mark Levin was talking about how you can blow a case like this with a rushed and hasty investigation.
Gotta admit, that video is pretty strong though.
Ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck...
Is that suppose to be funny?
Same charges as Noor...
It is actually a 3rd degree manslaughter charge!!!
Did they release the cause of death yet?
“Third-degree murder in Minnesota involves killing another person without premeditation and intent, through inherently dangerous acts, and with no regard for human life. Inherently dangerous acts may be direct or indirect. The charge of third-degree murder encompasses unintentional murders, depraved mind murders and certain drug-related deaths, including drug-induced homicide.
Malice can be involved in third-degree murder charges. If an individual intends to harm another person, but not kill that person, and the person dies anyway, charges of third-degree murder will likely be filed.
A person convicted of murder in the third degree may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years and a payment of a fine of not more than $40,000.”
“609.195 MURDER IN THE THIRD DEGREE.
(a) Whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years.
(b) Whoever, without intent to cause death, proximately causes the death of a human being by, directly or indirectly, unlawfully selling, giving away, bartering, delivering, exchanging, distributing, or administering a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $40,000, or both.”
“A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape, a rare guilty verdict for an officer asserting he faced a life-or-death situation.
Mohamed Noor was also found guilty of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond , a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia whose death bewildered and angered people in both countries.”
He has been charged with 3rd degree manslaughter not murder!!!
Murder in the third degree plus manslaughter. Two separate charges.
Penalty up to 25yrs upon conviction.
Warranted from what I could see on tape.
The other three officers are at risk of accessory charges. I suspect we’ll see that in the coming weeks.
These are basically the same charges that former Officer Noor was convicted of in the Justine Diamond murder.
most, but not all, of the leftist on twitter in Meltdown mode...
only 3rd degree Murder? They are screaming
Warranted in both cases.
However,I don't know if there's audio that goes along with the video.If so I haven't heard it.But if there was audio of this incident and it was anything like "I'm gonna teach this punk a lesson" then I'd vote guilty on something more serious than "negligent homicide".
“Floyd pleaded “I can’t breathe,” as Chauvin, who is white....”
Hmm. If the situation were reversed, would the officer be identified as “black”?
I don’t think so.
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