Derek Chauvin to appear in court

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Officer accused in George Floyd killing due in court Monday

(CNN) — The former police officer accused of second-degree murder for the death of George Floyd is due in court today.

Derek Chauvin will appear virtually before a judge this afternoon.

That’s according to jail records and a spokesperson for the Hennepin County Court.

The former Minneapolis police officer is accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes.

He faces a second-degree manslaughter charge along with the murder allegation.

Three ex-officers who were with him are accused of aiding and abetting him.

The killing of George Floyd continues to prompt protests across the country.

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