Federal grand jury indicts Chauvin, 3 others for civil rights violations

Four Ex Cops

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death.

The men are accused of violating Floyd’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.

An indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao.

Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care.

Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

Read the indictment HERE.

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