Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more... Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against former cop in George Floyd’s death - The Boston GlobeHowever, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said there was enough probable cause for the second-degree murder charge and manslaughter charge against Derek Chauvin to proceed to trial. Judge drops third-degree murder charge against former officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's deathA Hennepin County judge has dropped a third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. Judge drops lesser charge against ex-police officer in Floyd death, keeps two othersA judge dismissed a lesser murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin but said he still had to face the most serious murder charge in George Floyd's death in May, according to a court ruling released on Thursday. Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against officer in Floyd deathHennepin County Judge Peter A. Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge in George Floyd KillingThe judge upheld the more serious charge of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck.