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Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against officer in George Floyd’s death; upholds more serious charge

Washington Post
October 25, 2020

Hennepin County District Judge Peter A. Cahill upheld second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, ruling that prosecutors had met standards for probable case in bringing the case before a jury. He also denied requests to dismiss charges by the three other former Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the scene before Floyd’s death: J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Those former officers are charged with aiding and abetting.

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