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Minnesota raises charge against fired officer in George Floyd case, charges three others

Reuters Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will increase the charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer to second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed black man and level charges against the three other fired officers in a case that has led to more than a week of sometimes violent protests across the United States, the Star Tribune newspaper said on Wednesday.
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News video: Protesters gather outside Fla. winter home of former Minn. police officer involved in George Floyd case

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