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WATCH: Prosecutor announces new charges in George Floyd case

News conference happened at 4 p.m.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing new changes in connection with the death of George Floyd on June 3, 2020.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing new changes in connection with the death of George Floyd on June 3, 2020. (WSLS 10)

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday afternoon, new charges will be announced against Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd.

Prosecutor announces new charges in George Floyd case

Watch as new charges are announced against four Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd: https://10.wsls.com/3eNFdue

Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Prosecutors plan to charge the Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, The Star Tribune reported.

Earlier Wednesday, the Floyd family’s attorney demanded that all four officers be charged.

For the first time, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

The newspaper cited multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity.