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Minnesota to toughen murder charge in George Floyd case, charge three other officers, Klobuchar says

Reuters Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Minnesota's attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level charges against three other sacked officers, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday.
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News video: All 4 Officers Now Face Charges In George Floyd's Death

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