George Floyd Tested Positive For COVID-19 In April: Autopsy Report


Four police officers since fired from their jobs for their role in the incident, which was captured on a bystander's cellphone video, are being held on criminal charges, one of them accused of murder.

TMZ has officially reported that their mugshots are in.

The other officers - Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao - face the same maximum penalties for aiding and abetting. Along with that, the tabloid publication revealed that the bail for all three of them is set at $1M.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, react as they visit the site where he was taken into police custody, in Minneapolis, U.S., June 3, 2020.

This marks the first time the other three police officers - who have now been taken into custody and will face the same potential maximum sentence as Chauvin - have had any charges against them.

Others were sceptical that the four would be convicted and there would be meaningful reform.

The multiple charges against each officer would offer a jury more options to find them guilty.

The Minnesota attorney general, Keith Ellison, has announced charges against three former police officers in the death of George Floyd, and increased the charge against the officer who kneeled on the man's neck. "Winning a conviction will be hard", Ellison said.

'We will charge anything that the facts and the law allow.

George Floyd Tested Positive For COVID-19 In April: Autopsy Report
George Floyd Tested Positive For COVID-19 In April: Autopsy Report

"We expected all of the police officers to be arrested before we have the memorial here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, tomorrow", he said.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a black former US congressman, has requested that bail be set at one million USA dollars for each of the four former officers, court documents showed.

In a short statement at Minneapolis City Hall, Stephen Jackson spoke fondly of his deceased friend, promising to take care of Gianna and her mother Roxie Washington, and that he would keep fighting to get justice for Floyd.

"His life had value, and we will seek justice".

In a post on the Linden Police Facebook page, the department stated, "We are aware of the protest planned on Wood Ave tomorrow. That work is the work of all of us". "We need citizens, to begin rewriting the rules for a just society now".

What's new this night is that a state of emergency is not in effect, after expiring yesterday.

Mr Floyd, an African-American, died on 25 May when a white policeman continued to kneel on his neck after he pleaded he could not breathe.

Organisers UK Isn't Innocent said Britain had "a duty to stand in solidarity with the USA while exposing the inner workings of racism and police brutality in the UK".

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