Charges in Floyd Case Expected Soon Says Minnesota Attorney General
Minnesota has seen protests each night since the death of George Floyd on Monday. One of the main points of contention for the demonstrators is that the police officers in involved in Floyd’s death have yet to be charged.
That might be changing soon, however. On Friday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he expect charges against the men to be filed soon.
Ellison, formerly a United States congressman, made the comments during an interview with CNN. He told host Alysin Camerota, “I anticipate there will be charges. I hope they’re soon.”
The Attorney General, however, said that those decisions don’t come from his office. He remarked that charges are, “the prerogative of another prosecuting authority,” and that the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is “trying to make sure their case is strong and airtight.”
Ellison then noted, “Everybody believes that this is a violation of Mr. Floyd. And I believe that everybody wants to see these charges filed as soon as they can be. But again, I do want to say we have seen cases that seem so clear go south.”
Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman said on Thursday, “We are going to investigate it as expeditiously, as thoroughly as justice demands. That video is graphic, horrific and terrible. And no person should do that.”
Freeman continued, “Sometimes that takes a little time and we ask people to be patient. We have to get this right.”