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Legal developments bring hope that calm is returning to the Twin Cities


Elizabeth Flores - Star Tribune

People watched and became emotional as attorney Ben Crump, spoke and stood in solidarity with George Floyd's son Quincy Mason as they addressed reporters at 38th Street and S. Chicago Avenue.

If you listened very closely Wednesday night, you could almost - almost - hear residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul heave a collective sigh of relief.

More than a week after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, after days and nights of protests and marches and fires and looting and curfews and the deployment of National Guard troops and the charging of four former police officers with murder and aiding and abetting murder, the Twin Cities experienced a second night of relative calm. While state and community leaders said much more remains to be done, there was a sense that the grip of the past week is loosening.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the addition of a more serious second-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, shown on a witness' video kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly 9 minutes. Ellison also announced charges against the three former officers involved in Floyd's arrest of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.


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