Ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing will go to trial; 1 count against Chauvin dropped

MINNEAPOLIS — A judge on Thursday dashed the hopes of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dropped a lower-level murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, but kept a higher-level murder count against him. Cahill also ruled that there was enough evidence for jurors to decide whether three other former officers should be convicted of aiding and abetting charges.The judge dismissed a third-degree murder count against Dere…

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