All four officers who were involved in the death of George Floyd have now been arrested and charged.
According to Minnesota Attorney General, the two officers who helped restrain Floyd, Thomas Lane, 37 and J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Tou Thao, 34, have been charged with Aiding and Abetting Second-degree Murder and Aiding and Abetting Second-degree Manslaughter.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, had previously been charged with third-degree murder. However, following an independent autopsy that revealed Floyd died of asphyxiation, the charges were upgraded to second-degree murder. The charged states that Chauvin killed Floyd “without intent” in the course of “committing assault in the third degree.”
The other three officers were arrested on June 3, 2020, and are being held on a million-dollar bond.