Derek Chauvin, the police officer who was caught on camera kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes, thus killing him in the process, was charged extremely quickly following the release of footage documenting Floyd’s death. There were three other officers on the scene with Chauvin, surrounding him while he killed Floyd, each of whom did nothing in response to it, despite pleas from passer-bys. Following the viral video, all officers involved in the incident were fired.
We’ve been waiting to find out if these three other officers will be charged, what those charges would look like. It’s been reported that a decision has been made regarding the officers involved, but the decision has yet to be revealed to the general public. Ahead of this, Drake has shared a few words on his Instagram story, echoing what many people are feeling right now.
“The decision on the other officers will be announced this afternoon and it BETTER reflect the cries and outrage of the people…this is an opportunity for those in power who are used to protecting each other to show the nation they are being heard…pivotal moment in history is upon us and I am praying for harsh JUSTICE…can’t say I’m not nervous though.”
State Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to make a “significant” announcement regarding the other officers, CNN reported just earlier this afternoon. Ellison previously stated that he had “every expectation” charges would be filed against these officers.
We’ll keep you posted as soon as the charges have been revealed.