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Attorney General Ellison Announces New Charges, Curfew Extended

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Rep. Noor



Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that former Minneapolis Police officer Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder. The other three officers involved have also been formerly charged with aiding and abetting. Minnesota Attorney General Ellison held a press conference today announcing these actions. You can also read the Minnesota Public Radio story here.

Metro Transit Update

Bus service resumed this morning at 4:00 a.m. Metro Transit anticipates light rail service will be up and running tomorrow, barring any major issues. They are still assessing damage, establishing alternate detours and identifying other potential limitations. Transit schedules may be adjusted to reflect any detours – particularly on routes 5, 7, 11, 18, 21, and 23 – and other issues that will affect service. To receive updates by text or email, please sign up for Rider Alerts.

A decision about light rail service will be made no later than 6 p.m. today.

Curfew extended

Governor Walz signed an Executive Order, extending the curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul from 10 p.m. tonight until 4 a.m. both tonight and Thursday night.


Gov. Walz visits site of George Floyd’s murder

Today, Gov. Walz visited the site of George Floyd’s murder on May 25. He issued this statement:

“I laid flowers at George Floyd’s memorial this morning. As a former high school history teacher, I looked up at the mural of George’s face painted above and I reflected on what his death will mean for future generations. What will our young people learn about this moment? Will his death be just another blip in a textbook? Or will it go down in history as when our country turned toward justice and change?”

“It’s on each of us to determine that answer.”

“The charges announced by Attorney General Keith Ellison today are a meaningful step toward justice for George Floyd. But we must also recognize that the anguish driving protests around the world is about more than one tragic incident.”

“George Floyd’s death is the symptom of a disease. We will not wake up one day and have the disease of systemic racism cured for us. This is on each of us to solve together, and we have hard work ahead.”

“We owe that much to George Floyd, and we owe that much to each other.”



Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to call or email me any time. You can also connect with me on Facebook. It’s an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.


Rep. Mohamud Noor

State Representative or 651-296-4257