Ex-Minneapolis police officers face judge after new charges

Three former officers appeared in court, charged with aiding and abetting the second-degree murder of George Floyd, who died after Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.
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It was an extraordinary scene that played out here in this Brooklyn park today and when Terence Floyd finished his speech not long after, the thousands who were gathered here, the vast majority of them wearing their masks to protect each other, then began that March right across the Brooklyn bridge into Manhattan to celebrate Terence Floyd's brother. We're going to move to the other news tonight, and the three officers now charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of George Floyd, appearing before a judge today. We learned one of them was on their third full shift, had just begun. For another, it was just his fourth day on the job. And what they now claim about the actions that day of Derek chauvin with his knee on Floyd's he faces that second degree murder charge. And tonight, we're also hearing from one of Floyd's longtime friends, right there with him the night he died, in that car, and what he witnessed, now breaking his silence. ABC's Alex Perez in Minneapolis on the investigation tonight. Reporter: Tonight, three other Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd's death making their first appearance in court. Attorney general Keith Ellison visiting the site where Floyd took his last breaths. It's about justice on behalf of the people of this state and this country, and that's it. Reporter: Those three former officers, tou Thao, J. Alexander keung and Thomas lane appearing in court today, charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder. I can't breathe. ! Keung was only on his third full shift and told the other officers, you shouldn't do that. Lane telling lawyers it was his fourth day on the job, asking chauvin twice, shall we roll him over? Lane performed cpr on Floyd inside the ambulance. Chauvin facing multiple charges, including second degree murder. And tonight, Maurice Lester hall, Floyd's friend and one of the people seen in that video, just before Floyd's deadly encounter, telling "The New York Times," I'm going to always remember seeing the fear in Floyd's face because he's such a king. That's what sticks with me, seeing a grown man cry before seeing a grown man die. So, David, all four in custody. Chauvin has not yet appeared in court. Those other three officers are being held on a $1 million bail. David?

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