Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers will be arraigned in federal court Tuesday on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao were indicted in May and charged with failure to provide Floyd, 46, with medical care as Chauvin choked him to death by pinning him to the ground with his knee for about nine minutes.
Floyd’s murder was caught on video and his death sparked worldwide protests and demands for police reform.
The four ex-cops will appear by videoconference at their arraignment and are expected to enter not-guilty pleas.
Several motions may also be argued during the hearing.
Chauvin, Thao and Keung were also charged in the federal indictment with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure, according to court papers.
The defendants were also charged in state court in