Chauvin is still facing charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death on May 25, which sparked nationwide protests and race and police reports this summer.
Other former Minneapolis employees have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. The judge confirmed this accusation.
Attorneys for each employee did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment Thursday morning. CNN contacted a lawyer representing Floyd’s family.