The police officer involved in the death of George Floyd was charged with third degree murder today.
#BREAKING: Charging documents from Hennepin County DA’s office shows former @MinneapolisPD officer #DerekChauvin had his knee on #GeorgeFloyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, nearly 3 minutes after he was unconscious.
— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) May 29, 2020
Part to the problem with charging murder is the following finding by the medical examiner.
BREAKING: Charging doc against Minneapolis police officer who kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck says autopsy revealed: “No physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”…combination of force & health problems contributed to death. (CNN) pic.twitter.com/dkKuD0Eqqy
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 29, 2020