George Floyd case: 4 police officers indicted on federal civil rights charges

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis policer officers involved in George Floyd's death indicted on federal civil rights charges.

5/7/2021 5:05:00 PM

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis policer officers involved in George Floyd's death indicted on federal civil rights charges.

Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis policer officers involved in George Floyd's death were indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, FileThis combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on 3, 2020, shows, from left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.Chauvin was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law for his direct role in 46-year-old Floyd's May 25, 2020, death.

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MORE: Derek Chauvin's legal team requests new trial, alleging jury misconduct"Chauvin held his left knee across George Floyd's neck, and his right knee on Floyd's back and arm, as George Floyd lay on the ground, handcuffed and unresisting, and kept his knees on Floyd's neck and body even after Floyd became unresponsive," the indictment said."This offense resulted in bodily injury to, and the death of George Floyd."

In addition to allegedly violating Floyd’s rights, Chauvin is named a second, separate indictment filed on Thursday for deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly violating thecivil rights of a 14-year-old in 2017. The indictment said"Chauvin, without legal justification, held" the teen"by the throat and struck Juvenile 1 multiple times in the head with a flashlight." Chauvin is also accused of holding"his knee on the neck and the upper back of Juvenile 1 even after Juvenile 1 was lying prone, handcuffed, and unresisting." headtopics.com

Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images, FILEPeople raise their hands as they protest at the makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis.Thao and Kueng are separately charged in count two of the indictment for depriving Floyd's rights, with the grand jury accusing them of being"aware that [Chauvin] was holding his knee across George Floyd's neck as Floyd lay handcuffed and unresisting, and that Defendant Chauvin continued to hold Floyd to the ground even after Floyd became unresponsive, and the defendants willfully failed to intervene to stop Defendant Chauvin's use of unreasonable force."

Chauvin was convicted last month on all charges against him: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.The three other officers involved in Floyd's death are awaiting trial. Read more: ABC News »

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As they all should be!! God, He hears our cries! reenaroy Can I defend my white parents unjustly killed by a black man? They were unarmed too, as my father was decapitated, and his wife drug under a car screaming for help? I knew what trash was ...after that day. reenaroy .........................................................

Support police against criminals MORE: Derek Chauvin is named a second, separate indictment filed on Thursday for deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old in 2017. Chauvin is toast. He will rot in prison. When will former 818 gang banger now BLM founder be investigated for syphoning funds to buy expensive mansions 🤷‍♂️

If you are a cop, look for a new line of work. When fentanyl is gonna be legal Sorry folks, but FENTANYL WON. Why did they watch helplessly.They ought to just shoot Him to immobilise ...May be in the legs...sense lost.

How has the world changed for you since the death of George Floyd?It will almost be a year since the death of George Floyd and the moment Gianna Floyd said, 'Daddy changed the world.' TODAY wants to know what are the changes you see in your world. I’ve seen the excessive media coverage ..far too excessive Sadly, much more divided, racist, and stupid, but it needs to get really bad before the silent, intelligent majority will be listened to, and we can move forward, so a major task ahead, but we’re almost there. It hasn't changed a bit. He was just a junkie criminal who died of a drug overdose.

You all said 'there is no racism in America'. Right? Why is it only white people defending the unjust execution of unarmed black man? NONE of this would have happened if people would JUST FN COOPERATE. No race issues, just fn cooperate.

George Floyd family praises indictments of 4 former officers for civil rights violationsHow about SaveSheikhJarrah ? Well I see “Uncle Benjie” the ambulance-chasing hack still being his usual pathetic, money-grubbing self spreading his usual racist cop-hating drivel.

School assignment saying George Floyd didn't die from knee on neck criticized by parentsA New York high school teacher is under fire after giving students an assignment saying George Floyd died as a result of a heart attack and drug overdose rather than because a police officer knelt on his neck for nine and a half minutes. Oh FFS I am from an Appalachian community where racism was very overt so no need to wonder. In a wierd way these acts of racism are good because it exposes the racist and forces the school to address their behavior. Take your hood off and show your face so I can deal with your hate. Should be FIRED...

Four ex-cops face U.S. rights charges in George Floyd killingFour former Minneapolis police officers face federal civil rights charges for their role in the arrest and murder of George Floyd, according to federal court documents unsealed on Friday, demonstrating the U.S. Justice Department's tougher stance in such cases.

George Floyd Case: Federal Civil Rights Charges Filed Against Ex-CopsA federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted Derek Chauvin and three other ex-officers on civil rights charges.