After an independent medical examiner, hired by the Floyd family, determined his cause of death to be “asphyxiation from sustained pressure,” nationwide demand for the arrest of the other officers involved exploded. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder. Today, a judge set each of their bails at $750,000. Charges against officer Derek Chauvin, who was the first to be arrested, have been upgraded to second-degree murder. Chauvin is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Memorial services for Floyd began today in Minneapolis. Services are also expected in North Carolina and Houston throughout the weekend and next week.