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Major update expected in George Floyd case

CNN is reporting that the AG's office has finished its investigation into the officers.
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A major announcement is reportedly expected as soon as Wednesday afternoon in the George Floyd investigation.

That's according to CNN, which reported that the Attorney General's office has finished its review of the evidence in the investigation into the four former police officers involved in the 46-year-old's death.

"One of the officials said the state's Attorney General will be making a significant announcement in the case early this afternoon," CNN reported.

The Office of Gov. Tim Walz has confirmed to BMTN that AG Keith Ellison will hold a media briefing at an as-yet undetermined time.

Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd's neck, has already been charged with 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter, but Ellison has suggested more charges could follow.

The other three former officers: Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng, are have not yet been charged, but were subject to an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, with the AG's office deciding on prosecution.

Gov. Tim Walz is also expected to hold a media briefing Wednesday, which comes after he visited the site of Floyd's death early this morning. KSTP's Tom Hauser also reports the nighttime curfew is expected to be extended.

It was there he ran into a CNN crew who had been based at the scene and got themselves an exclusive interview as a result.

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The interviewer was Omar Jimenez, who was arrested by police during the civil unrest last week, prompting an apology from Walz.

Walz said he wanted his visit to be private, saying: "We wanted to try to get down here early, I’ll just say that, because I very much worry about white politicians appropriating black pain, and that’s certainly not it. … I have to personally and viscerally feel this. It’s unfortunate I’ve become friends with mothers only because their sons were killed.”

CNN also reported that the Floyd family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, said he's confident the other officers would be charged before Floyd's funeral in Houston and public memorial in Minneapolis on Thursday.

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