GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH 4 Ex-Cops Charged … FEDS SAY THEY VIOLATED HIS CIVIL RIGHTS

Ellison adds that the State is working hard to present its case against the other 3 defendants later this summer.

A federal grand jury has charged Derek Chauvin and the 3 other former Minneapolis PD officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest with violating his civil rights.

J. Alexander KuengThomas Lane and Tou Thao appeared Friday via video conference in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis following the grand jury indictment. Chauvin was not present.

Thao and Kueng face an additional count claiming they “willfully failed to intervene” to stop Chauvin. Chauvin is facing an additional count for “the use of unreasonable force” resulting in Floyd’s death. If convicted, all 4 face the stiffest of penalties — a federal judge could sentence them to life in prison or death.

As you know, Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd last month, and is in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing.

The other 3 ex-cops will go on trial in state court in August, but they’re currently free on bond, and will be allowed to remain free after Friday’s federal court appearance.

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