(MINNEAPOLIS) Court Report: Judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill’s ruling was made public Thursday: Derek Chauvin now faces two counts going forward: second-degree murder and manslaughter. Cahill also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against three other former officers, Thomas Lane, J. Jueng and Tou Thao:

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Floyd who was in handcuffs, died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and became motionless: All four officers were fired:

Prosecutors argued there was probable cause for the officers to go to trial on all of the charges, saying Chauvin intentionally assaulted Floyd, which is an element of the second-degree murder charge, and that the other officers assisted:

Defense attorneys had argued that there was not enough probable cause to charge the former officers: Chauvin’s attorney said his client had no intent to assault or kill Floyd, while attorneys for the other officers argued that their clients did not intend or conspire to help Chauvin:

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.22: 2020:

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