Derek Chauvin: police who forced George Floyd to breathe his last

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An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said.

Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced the filing at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Walz added of racial discrimination in the Police Department, "We know that systemically, it's there".

Floyd, a 46-year-old black Minneapolis resident, died after a white cop was caught on video kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes during what should have been a routine bust May 25 - sparking widespread racially charged protests.

Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter but the other officers involved in the incident have not had charges brought against them - something Crump suggested he had been told would soon change.

In the words of the family's lawyer: 'Not only was the knee on George's neck a cause of his death, but so was the weight of the other two police officers on his back, who not only prevented blood flow into his brain but also air flow, ' which represents a difference from the official analysis.

"All of these officers were complicit in showing no humanity to George Floyd", he said.

The coroner's report listed as the cause of death cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression, and named other significant conditions, including arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent use of methamphetamine.

The report said three officers contributed to his death.

"Manner of death: Homicide", the medical examiner wrote.

Floyd's death triggered protests across the U.S., with many standing in solidarity with the protestors. The first will be held on June 4 in Minneapolis and will be followed by another in Raeford, N.C., on June 6. Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be in attendance at Floyd's funeral, Crump said. In several cities, including Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, the clashes between police and the public have continued to intensify.

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