Officers charged in George Floyd’s death are turning against Derek Chauvin

Two of the ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting the death of George Floyd are turning on the senior officer charged in the case, Derek Chauvin, The New York Times reports. A third officer charged in the case is now cooperating with investigators.

“Facing 40 years in prison and a bail of at least $750,000, the former officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, both rookies, blamed Derek Chauvin, the senior officer at the scene and a training officer, their lawyers said in court. The lawyer for Tou Thao, another former officer charged in the case, said his client had cooperated with investigators before they arrested Mr. Chauvin,” the Times reports.

Chauvin, 44, is facing the most serious charges out of the four former cops — second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Read the full report over at The New York Times.

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