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Ex-cop Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of George Floyd in the events that led to his death. Chauvin has already been convicted of murder and manslaughter.

On Wednesday, Chauvin appeared in court for his change of plea hearing. The former officer pleaded guilty to federal charges which include two counts of violating the civil rights of Floyd, who died on May 25, 2020 while being apprehended and restrained by Chauvin.

The charges contended that Chauvin failed to uphold Floyd’s rights as he knelt on his neck while the prone man was handcuff and not resisting arrest, and that he failed to provide medical attention.

It is alleged that Floyd was subjected to unreasonable seizure and unreasonable force by a police officer; this continued even after Floyd became unresponsive. The charges also stated that Chauvin displayed “deliberate indifference” to Floyd’s “serious medical needs.


Chauvin has already been sentenced to over 22 years in prison for Floyd’s death.

The former cop has also pleaded guilty to violating the rights of a then-14-year-old boy during a 2017 arrest as part of a plea deal. He is charged with depriving the boy, whom he described as 6-foot-2 and about 240 pounds, of his right to be free of unreasonable force. The officer held the boy by the throat and hit him with a flashlight before holding his knee on the boy’s neck and upper back.

https://ift.tt/2hpq7SJ 15, 2021 at 08:57PM
from RT – Daily news


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