Beyoncé’s mother shared her joy after Attorney General Keith Ellison announced new charges for the arresting officers. Ex-officer Derek Chauvin added a 2nd-degree murder charge to his two existing charges. The three other officers, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas K. Lane, were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
The decision to charge the officers came after a week of peaceful protests around the world. Beyonce’s mother wrote a lengthy note calling the charges a “victory.”