(TMZ) The remaining 3 ex-officers in the brutal killing of George Floyd are being charged with crimes in connection with his death and an announcement is expected anytime now.Facebook/ Darnella Frazier/Dragon Wok
The Minnesota Attorney General who took over the case last week will make the announcement shortly. The three other ex-officers involved are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.
In an additional video leaked from the scene, you can clearly see it was more than just Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s body … with 3 ex-officers total on him at one time.
Floyd’s family was informed by authorities charges were coming, according to the family’s attorney Ben Crump. He was on ‘TODAY’ Tuesday morning and said, “We heard that they expect to charge those officers.”
As you know, the officer whose knee ended Floyd’s life, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter.
The independent autopsy at the behest of Floyd’s family revealed he died from asphyxia as a result of neck and back compression.
On Monday at 8 p.m., Minneapolis police said officers were called to the intersection of Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street on a report of someone trying to use a forged document at Cup Foods.
Police initially said Floyd was resisting arrest and had a medical incident. However, video obtained by CBS News shows Floyd cooperating with officers, at least in the initial moments of the encounter.
A bystander’s video showed Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer — identified as Chauvin — knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after Floyd stopped moving and became unresponsive.
The other officers involved were identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, both with the department for fewer than three years. All four officers were fired a day after Floyd’s death. As of yet, none of those three have been reported as having been taken into custody.
The incident drew comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York after being placed in a police chokehold. He also said the words “I can’t breathe” while being arrested. The phrase has become a rallying cry for protests over police brutality.
The video of Floyd’s fatal arrest circulated widely on social media, sparking protests in Minneapolis and cities across the country.
On both Tuesday and Wednesday, protests began with peaceful demonstrations near where Floyd was pinned to the ground, but violence later broke out near 3rd Precinct police stations. Wednesday evening’s protests involved more than 30 fires, destruction of businesses and looting. Protests and reports of looting continued into Thursday.
Floyd’s death is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI in Minneapolis and the Department of Justice Civil Rights division.
After serving in Haiti and hostile zone like Somalia and earning a combat patch I can tell you we were trained to handle detainees with care. What we saw with the death of George Floyd was murder. I explain in this video.