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Police Officer Derek Chauvin to Dismiss the George Floyd Murder Charges on Him; Can Anyone Tolerate?

Police Officer Derek Chauvin to Dismiss the George Floyd Murder Charges on Him; Can Anyone Tolerate?

Nobody can forget that brutal death yet, the sound " I can't breath" still ringing all over the world. Amidst burning the fire of revenge in the heart of every anti racist spokesmen, the former police officer Derek Chauvin  who made the inhuman murder of George Floyd has asked a judge to dismiss murder charges against him in the death of George Floyd.

In court papers Friday, Chauvin's attorney says there is not probable cause to support charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe and became motionless. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Three other officers, J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter. All four were fired.

Under the state's sentencing guidelines, a conviction on second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder both carry presumptive sentences of 12.5 years. But a judge can order a sentence ranging up to 15 years without departing from the guidelines. For second-degree manslaughter, the guidelines call for four years in prison, or a discretionary range up to 4.75 years.

"Mr. Floyd was treated with particular cruelty," prosecutors wrote. "Despite Mr. Floyd's pleas that he could not breathe and was going to die, as well as the pleas of eyewitnesses to get off Mr. Floyd and help him, Defendant and his codefendants continued to restrain Mr. Floyd."

Meanwhile, prosecutors said Friday that Floyd's killing was so cruel that they want stricter sentences than recommended by state guidelines if Chauvin and the three other officers involved are found guilty.

Attorney General Keith Ellison did not define what the request will be, but he told the judge he has reason to go beyond the "sentencing guidelines grid" used in Minnesota to factor in a convicted person's past criminal history.

Chauvin also wants Hennepin County Attorney's Office disqualified, in part because of what Chauvin's attorney called "an inappropriate, pretrial publicity campaign," according to the filing. Cahill has denied a similar request by another former officer.

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