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Fri May 7, 2021, 10:03 AM

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

Source: Associated Press, via Minneapolis Star-Tribune

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

By AMY FORLITI and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press MAY 7, 2021 8:59AM

MINNEAPOLIS A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man's constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday.

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd's right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care. Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via videoconference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance.

Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death and is in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing. The other three former officers face a state trial in August, and they are free on bond. They were allowed to remain free after Friday's federal court appearance.

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Read more: https://www.startribune.com/4-ex-cops-indicted-on-us-civil-rights-charges-in-floyd-death/600054582/



Hat tip, CBS radio news

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BREAKING: Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers on charges they violated George Floyd's civil rights.


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Reply 4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves May 7 OP
Lovie777 May 7 #1
geardaddy May 7 #2
DENVERPOPS May 7 #3
riversedge May 7 #4
Mr. Steve May 7 #5
BobTheSubgenius May 7 #6
AZ8theist May 7 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 7 #8
dlk May 7 #9
KG May 7 #10
brush May 8 #11
LiberatedUSA May 8 #12
ck4829 May 10 #13

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:05 AM

1. K & R . . .

Thank God t-rump did not get back in. We would still have treason barr.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:49 AM

2. This is excellent

I'm glad this is being taken seriously now by the Feds.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:36 AM

3. AWESOME

A WHOLE NEW LEVEL..............

F'ing A.............

Have fun with these charges, you quasi-cop Racist Bullies.........

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. Lady Justise is working overtime.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:07 PM

5. Good

Being a police officer does not provide a license to brutalize, kill, maim or injure. Police work is a profession and thuggish amateurs need to be removed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:11 PM

6. People never look like "citizens" in mug shots, do they?

They are apart from the general population, and for good reason.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:23 PM

7. Until those 4 mugshots are replaced by....

Doturd, Nunez, Steven Miller, and child rapist Gaetz, I will not give a shit.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:27 PM

8. Lock them up!!!!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:33 PM

9. A visual panel of the cold dead eyes of psychopaths

How in the world could anyone in this crew ever protect and serve?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 03:40 PM

10. notable lack of smirks

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 05:21 AM

11. Too bad. So sad. That's what the other three get for following...

Chauvin's lead. Not an ouunce of critical thinking skills amonst all of them combined. At least one of them should've got a spark in the brain that Chauvin needed to be pulled off of Floyd's neck.

But no, they went along with him, now their lives are shit just like his. They know after the Chauvin verdict they're going to prison too. And prison is not a hospitable place for killer cops. I wonder which on gets killed by a con first?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 12:03 PM

12. Took long enough. They just stood around and watched.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:47 AM

13. K&R

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