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Judge dismisses 3rd-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin; courthouse boarded up in preparation for attacks

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A judge has dismissed the third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

On Thursday, Hennepin County Judge Peter A. Cahill denied the motions to dismiss the aiding and abetting charges against the other three officers charged in Floyd’s death: Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane. 

Chauvin also remains charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, according to Fox 9.

Judge Cahill suspended Chauvin’s third-degree murder charge for a period of five days to allow the state to appeal the ruling. 

In anticipation of any potential unrest after Judge Cahill’s rulings this morning, the Hennepin County Government Center has been boarded up to protect its windows and doors.

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