At 9.25pm on Monday, May 25, George Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis police.
That night, a white police officer had handcuffed the black man for allegedly trying to use a fake $20 bill, before holding him down with a knee on his neck for almost nine minutes, as Floyd pleaded that he could not breathe.
Floyd was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.
The killing was filmed by bystander Darnella Frazier and has since been seen by hundreds of millions of people. The 46-year-old man’s death has triggered protests across America in all 50 states, as the nation responds to the injustice black citizens continue to experience at the hands of authorities.
All four policemen were quickly fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. And in June 2020, it was confirmed that all police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been charged over his murder.
Here’s what we know about their charges.