Feds plan to indict Chauvin, other ex-cops on civil rights charges: report

Feds plan to indict Chauvin, other ex-cops on civil rights charges: report


The Justice Department officials plan to ask a grand jury to indict Derek Chauvin and the three other former officers involved in George Floyd’s death on charges of civil rights violations.

The news comes along with word the feds planned to arrest Chauvin at the courthouse if he was found not guilty on all charges at his state trial last week, The Star Tribune reported.

There was no need for the courthouse theatrics, reportedly aimed at quelling violent protests, as Chauvin was convicted of all three murder and manslaughter counts, and faces 40 years in prison for the deadly arrest.

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With Chauvin’s state trial over, the feds are seeking to charge the convicted killer and former Minneapolis cops J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao with new civil rights charges on top of the state’s cases, according to the newspaper.

Former Minneapolis police Officers from left, Tou Thao, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are seen

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