Ex-police officer in the case of Floyd want to impute more serious crime
The attorney General of Minnesota in the United States intends to impute the ex-policeman Derek Chavanu passing on the case of George Floyd, more serious crime and charged with murder, said the Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar.
Previously Chavanu were brought against the accused of murder of the third degree, that is, unintentionally causing death by committing extremely dangerous for other actions.
"The attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison will toughen the charges against Derek Cavana to second-degree murder in the case of George Floyd and also indicted three other officers. This is an important step for justice," - said Klobuchar on Twitter.
In turn, edition of the Star Tribune reported, citing sources, that three other former police officers who were present during the arrest of Floyd, will be charged with "aiding and abetting murder."
According to the laws of the state of Minnesota, second-degree murder is either the intentional, but not deliberate (i.e., unplanned and unprepared) causing death or negligent infliction of death as a result of bodily injury or death, combined with other less serious crime. For second-degree murder as intentional or unintentional, in Minnesota penalized by imprisonment up to 40 years.
The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities, after the video of his arrest. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. On another video you can see that at the prisoner fell two more policemen. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.
When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.