September 11, 2020

US policeman accused of murdering George Floyd to appear in court

Minneapolis (AFP) – The US police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death sparked nationwide protests, was due to appear in court in person for the first time on Friday.Derek Chauvin, who was filmed on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd’s neck until he passed out on a street in Minneapolis, faces one count of second degree murder, one count of third degree murder, and one count of second degree manslaughter.Three other Minneapolis officers who were with Chauvin when Floyd was arrested have been charged with aiding and abetting…


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