Minnesota charges 3 other officers, upgrades charge against Chauvin; defense secretary rejects use of military

The three other officers at the scene when George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police last week have been charged with aiding and abetting a murder, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Wednesday. In addition, Ellison said charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on video pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes, will be upgraded to second-degree murder.

“I strongly believe that these developments are in the interest of justice for Mr. Floyd, his family, our community and our state,” said Ellison, the lead prosecutor in the case.