Judge Drops Third Degree Murder Charge for George Floyd Death

Judge Drops Third Degree Murder Charge for George Floyd Death   A Minnesota judge has dismissed third-degree murder charges against Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. While Judge Peter Cahill dropped third-degree murder charges against the former cop, he still upheld the second-degree murder and manslaugter charges. Judge Cahill also did not dismiss second-degree murder charges against the other three officers involved Floyd’s death.  In the ruling, Judge Cahill says, “The State has, in this Court’s view, presented evidence upon which a jury might reasonably find that Chauvin grossly deviated from the standard of care a reasonable officer would observe, and consciously disregarded the risk of death to Floyd.”