Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told CNN this morning that he expects “there will be charges” against the four Minneapolis officers involved in George Floyd’s death. He added that he hopes they will be announced “soon.”
“We are standing by and helping any way we can. But yeah, I anticipate there will be charges. I hope they're soon. But that is the prerogative of another prosecuting authority. They are trying to be careful. They are trying to make sure their case is strong and airtight,” Ellison said.
Ellison said officials are making sure they have “a very strong case” before charges are announced.
“Everybody believes that this is a violation of Mr. Floyd. And I believe that everybody wants to see these charges filed as soon as they can be. But again, I do want to say we have seen cases that seem so clear go south,” Ellison said.
Ellison said that "unfortunately, it is taking more time than any of us want."
He added that he sympathizes with everybody “who's demanding charges.”
The four police officers were fired earlier this week, but no charges have been filed. Floyd’s family said they want the officials to be charged with murder.
The US Attorney’s office in Minnesota and the FBI’s Minneapolis field office said they are conducting "a robust criminal investigation" into the circumstances surrounding Floyd's death.