One of the officials said Attorney General Keith Ellison will make a significant announcement in the case this afternoon. Officials would not reveal what the decision was.
Three former ex-officers can be seen on video on top of Floyd during his killing on May 25th. Derek Chauvin, who had his knee pressed to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Former officers Thomas Lane and J.A. Keung, who helped detain Floyd, and a fourth former officer, Tou Thao, who stood next to the others, have not yet been charged.
Benjamin Crump, a Floyd family attorney, told CNN Wednesday that he is confident that the other officers will be charged before Thursday’s public memorial in Minneapolis.
“I am confident that these officers will be charged before the Minneapolis people say goodbye to George Floyd, they can rest in peace,” he said.