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Fri May 7, 2021, 11:04 AM

Justice Dept. charges ex-Minneapolis police officers with violating George Floyd's civil rights

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Source: WAPO

By David Nakamura Reporter May 7, 2021 at 10:12 a.m. EDT


A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights last year during the arrest that caused his death, a move that could offer another measure of accountability in a case that sparked nationwide protests over abusive policing.

Justice Department prosecutors said Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who took part in apprehending Floyd, who was Black, will stand trial on two counts apiece. Former officer Thomas Lane will face a single charge in the case.

The announcement came less than three weeks after Chauvin, who is White, was found guilty on three murder and manslaughter counts in a state trial that focused on his use of force. Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as the 46-year-old was prone on the pavement and complained of being unable to breathe. His sentencing is set for June 25.

In a separate indictment, Chauvin also will face two counts of violating the rights of a 14-year-old boy during an arrest in September 2017, in which the officer is accused of holding the boy by the neck and hitting him repeatedly with a flashlight, causing injuries.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/george-floyd-police-officers-federal-charges-civil-rights/2021/05/07/c30fdfb6-ac34-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

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