Cop filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck charged with second-degree murder

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Cop filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck charged with second-degree murder

Mr Ellison said his team will assert that Chauvin committed a felony assault which unintentionally resulted in Mr Floyd's death, which fits the requirements for second-degree murder. We had creative skills, we could do whatever anybody else could do, but we couldn't get your knee off our neck.

From Paris and London to Tel Aviv, Sydney, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro, Floyd's death has triggered demonstrations, with protesters decrying inequality, police brutality and other problems in their own countries. The three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Bail was set at $1m (£800,000) but would be lowered to $750,000 if they handed in any guns they owned and met other conditions, the judge said.

Floyd died on Memorial day after a white officer in Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, choked him with his knee for almost nine minutes.

In New York, police dressed in riot gear confronted a group of protesters who were peacefully demonstrating but after the city's curfew had gone into effect.

What happened at the memorial?

Floyd was said to have tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 and was asymptomatic when he died in police custody. "The pandemic of racism and discrimination".

"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families".

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"It's insane man, all these people came to see my brother, it's wonderful he touched so many hearts", he said.

The Rev. Al Sharpton was among those who spoke. "I come to tell you America, this is the time of building with accountability in the criminal justice system", Sharpton said.

Former president Barack Obama applauded the "change in mindset" he sees among Americans demanding racial justice.

George Floyd's hearse arrives at North Central University for the first of several memorial services.

"I think it reflects something that is really important, which is that recognition that we have to listen and act upon the call for change", Choi said.

A public viewing and a private memorial service will be held on Saturday in Raeford, North Carolina, the state where Floyd was born.

Garcetti responded to protester demands to cut his police department's budget, announcing Wednesday he would redirect $150 million from that department and $100 million from others to projects focusing on health and education for the black community.

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"It seems to me, it's high enough where a defense attorney would argue that this kind of predisposes him to heart failure, when you are on a drug like this", Kobilinsky said.

"For those peacefully demonstrating tonight, please know you can continue to demonstrate", tweeted Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan.

It also noted that the father-of-two had recently used methamphetamine, was under the influence of fentanyl, and had heart issues at the time of his death.

He challenged every university president in the United States to establish a George Floyd memorial scholarship fund.

A video showed Floyd being arrested and a white police officer continuing to kneel on his neck for several minutes even after he pleaded that he could not breathe.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets again in the nation's capital, singing "Amazing Grace" as they knelt.

The 46-year-old's death has been classified a homicide.

Photos from the memorial service of George Floyd
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the group Black Lives Matter D.C. and individual protesters who were in the park at the time. Services were planned in Texas for the following week. "I am anxious about excited delirium or whatever", Lane allegedly said.


U.S. cities including Los Angeles and Washington delayed the start of their curfews by several hours Wednesday after looting and violence had subsided the previous night, while Seattle scrapped its curfew with immediate effect.

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