Remembering George Floyd: Minneapolis bids farewell

Autopsy findings: George Floyd had coronavirus, state autopsy shows - but it did not play role in his death

Chauvin, who was initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence, now faces a new charge of second-degree murder, the state of Minnesota said on Wednesday.

Crump called on people to protest the injustice committed against Floyd and against other members of the Afircan American community.

The Minnesota Attorney General said on Thursday he has not ruled out bringing first degree murder charges against Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, and that he would prosecute "anything the facts allow". Floyd's family want to see Chauvin's charge increased to first degree murder that could put him away for life.

Asked whether or not he now had the evidence to bring a first degree murder charge against Chauvin, he said: 'I wouldn't want to comment on what I have or don't have - we've charged the highest ethical charge that we can'.

Another former colleague, Derek Chauvin, was charged last week by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. We can not cooperate with injustice.

The arrest of all four officers has been a focus for tens of thousands of protesters who have marched the streets of dozens of USA cities, often defying curfews to condemn police brutality and demand racial justice. We can not cooperate with torture.

"That's right GiGi "Daddy changed the world" George Floyd the name of change".

What happened to George Floyd? People "wanted to greet him. He's going to get it".

"Unless and until white America is willing to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and the impact it has on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, the list of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end".

The Minneapolis event will kick off a week of services to honour Floyd, whose death on May 25, captured on video, set off protests across the United States, and worldwide.


The governor, mayor, and police commissioner have been invited.

"We want troops from out of state out of Washington DC", Mayor Muriel Bowser told a news conference.

Protesters particularly in cities that have struggled to control the novel coronavirus should "highly consider" getting tested for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.

From the Vatican, Pope Francis said he has "witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest" in the U.S. The pontiff said, "My friends, we can not tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism".

"He is our duly elected president".

To prosecute second degree unintentional homicide, which is what Chauvin is now charged with, the prosecutors must convince a jury he meant to harm Floyd, but not that he necessarily meant to kill him.

The officers did not move from their positions until 8:27 p.m. despite Floyd's pleas, those from bystanders or the fact that Kueng detected no pulse on Floyd, the complaint said.

"Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (@LASDHQ) will no longer enforce a curfew", Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted.

Reports of Trump taking shelter sparked a wave of online mockery, which is believed to have contributed to his decision on Monday to make a controversial visit to a partly damaged church near the White House.

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the protests in the USA over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath in Louisville, Kentucky, Creede Newton in Washington, DC, and Lucien Formichella in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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