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Minneapolis Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin for Death of George Floyd

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Derek ChauvinHennepin County Judge Peter Cahill has dismissed the third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, according to court documents posted online.

Chauvin, who was released from custody this month on $1 million bond, still faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. In his judgement, Cahill ordered the third-degree murder charge to be dropped because the state would need to prove that Chauvin put “others” in danger with his actions, whereas he only put Floyd’s life in danger when he knelt on the 46-year-old’s neck for nearly nine minutes.


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