Why It’s Still So Rare For Police Officers To Face Legal Consequences For Misconduct

Amelia Thomson-DeVeauxNathaniel Rakich and Likhitha Butchireddygari of FiveThirtyEight –

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he was caught on video pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, even though Floyd told him repeatedly he couldn’t breathe.

And now Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is adding a second-degree murder charge, in addition to charging the three officers who were on the scene when Floyd was killed.

The fact that Chauvin was charged at all was significant.

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