George Floyd Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

June 04, 2020 - 8:52 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A community-organized vigil for George Floyd will be held at New York's Gracie Mansion Wednesday night, just hours after news broke that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's charge had been upgraded to second-degree murder and that the three other officers that were present when Floyd died in their custody have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

The other officers are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.

Also on Wednesday, it was revealed that Floyd tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s full autopsy report, which was released in full Wednesday night (BELOW). Floyd first tested positive on April 3, according to the medical examiner.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice.

— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 3, 2020

The vigil at de Blasio's official residence will begin at 7 p.m., according to the Instagram account JusticeForGeorge.

On Thursday, a memorial prayer service will take place at Cadman Plaza Park in downtown Brooklyn at 1 p.m., his family, who is organizing it, announced Tuesday afternoon.

After the memorial prayer service, there will be a march afterwards that will head over the Brooklyn Bridge and end at Foley Square in lower Manhattan.

Civil Rights leader Reverend Kevin McCall will speak at the memorial.

At the same time as the Brooklyn service, there will be a service in Minneapolis.

A family spokesperson said that the list of invitees includes de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General Letitia James, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

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