George Floyd’s Family Reacts To All Four Ex-Officers Being Charged

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This is bittersweet.

George Floyd’s family attorney, Benjamin Crump took to Twitter to share the families reaction to the news that all four of the ex-officers involved in the murder of George Floyd have been charged.

He tweets, “FAMILY’S REACTION: This is a bittersweet moment. We are deeply gratified that @AGEllison took decisive action, arresting & charging ALL the officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd‘s death & upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder.  #JusticeForGeorge.”

“That is a source of peace for George’s family in this painful time,” continues the statement. “Attorney General Ellison has informed the family that his office will continue to investigate and will upgrade the charges to first-degree murder if the evidence supports it. These officers knew they could act with impunity, given the Minneapolis Police Department’s widespread and prolonged pattern and practice of violating people’s constitutional rights. Therefore, we also demand permanent transparent police accountability at all levels and at all times.”

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