Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said he expects the state to file charges against the officers involved in George Floyd’s death “soon.”
In an interview on CNN, Ellison said he believes all four police officers, who have since been fired, will be charged for the murder of Floyd, but that authorities are being careful to make sure the case is “airtight” before officially charging the officers.
“We are standing by and helping any way we can,” Ellison said. “But yeah, I anticipate there will be charges. I hope they’re soon. But that is the prerogative of another prosecuting authority. They are trying to be careful. They are trying to make sure their case is strong and airtight.”
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In another interview Friday morning with CBS, Ellison said President Donald Trump’s tweets about the riots going on in Minnesota “stems from the same sort of attitude” that lead to the death of Floyd. (RELATED: Keith Ellison Says Trump’s Tweets ‘Stems From The Same Sort Of Attitude’ That Killed George Floyd)
Floyd, 46, was killed while in police custody after an officer put his knee into the back of his neck for over five minutes while he was handcuffed and on the ground.