A judge has decided to drop third-degree murder charges against ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. However, Chauvin’s charges of manslaughter and second-degree murder still stand.
If you don’t already know the story, Derek Chauvin was a Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video pressing his knee against 46 year old George Floyd’s neck, ultimately leading to his tragic death. In the video you hear Mr. Floyd crying out for his mom and telling the officer that “I can’t breathe” multiple times.
This link will direct you to the full video of the body cam interaction between George Floyd and the police officer.