DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Other Ex-Cops in George Floyd’s Murder

HeadlineMay 10, 2021

The Justice Department has filed federal criminal charges against Derek Chauvin and the three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd last May. The indictment charges Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering Floyd, of using unreasonable force. The three others — Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao — are accused of failing to provide Floyd with medical care, and two of the men of failing to intervene and stop Chauvin from killing Floyd. The three former officers are also still facing state charges of aiding and abetting in the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.

In a separate case, Derek Chauvin also faces a federal indictment for violating the civil rights of a 14-year boy from Minneapolis, whom he grabbed by the throat, hit multiple times with a flashlight, and whose neck he kneeled on during a 2017 arrest.

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