New charges filed against all officers involved in George Floyd killing, Klobuchar says

Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder on Wednesday, and for the first time leveled charges against three other officers at the scene, according to criminal complaints.The upgraded charge against Derek Chauvin says the officer's actions were a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd's death.“Officer Chauvin’s restraint of Mr. Floyd in this manner for a prolonged period was a substantial causal factor in Mr. Floyd losing consciousness, constituting substantial bodily harm, and Mr. Floyd’s death as well," the criminal complaint said. Widely seen bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world against police brutality and discrimination. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired May 26 and initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers involved were also fired but were not immediately …

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Authorities arrest Marine deserter wanted in the killing of his mother’s boyfriend

A Marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend was captured Wednesday morning in his mother's Virginia home — the place where he's alleged to have killed the man nearly three weeks ago, authorities said.Michael A. Brown, 22, was arrested at his mother's home in Franklin County near the town of Hardy, about 9 miles east of Roanoke, Virginia, authorities said.According to officials, he'd been on the run since Nov. 9, the day authorities said he killed 54-year-old Rodney Brown at the same home.The arrest came after investigators received information that caused them to refocus on the residence, acting U.S. Marshal Brad Sellers told reporters.Sellers didn't give details about what led investigators back to the house, why Michael Brown had returned there or where he had been since Nov. 9.No one else was in the house when the arrest happened, Sellers said."This has been an intense manhunt for the past 18 days covering three states and multiple surrounding jurisd…

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