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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that four former Minneapolis police officers had been accused of violating the civil rights of an African-American, George Floyd. Last year, his murder led to months of protests against police violence.
The federal grand jury withdrew the indictment a few weeks after a police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Floyd. These allegations are another extraordinary condemnation from law enforcement officials, who rarely face criminal charges for using deadly force.
The indictment alleges that Chauvin, 45, and other 35-year-old Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, 35-year-old J. Alexander Kueng and 38-year-old Thomas Thomas Lane deliberately deprived Floyd during their arrest. ) The rights of constitutional civilians.
The indictment alleges that Chauvin was lying on the ground, wearing handcuffs and not resisting, fixed his left knee to Floyd’s neck and his right knee to his back and arms, using unconstitutional and unreasonable force, resulting in Floyd’s death.
Thao and Kueng were accused of deliberately failing to prevent Chauvin from using unreasonable force. All four defendants saw Freud lying on the ground in need of medical assistance, and deliberately failed to help him. This deprived him of his constitutional right to be deprived of liberty without due process of law, including Freud’s immunity. For the right to deliberately ignore. The indictment stated that the person had serious medical needs.
The second indictment also accused Chauvin of depriving a juvenile of his civil rights in an encounter in September 2017 in which the former police officer was accused of grabbing the minor with his throat and hitting it several times with a flashlight. His head.
The indictment alleges that Chauvin kept his knees on the boy’s neck and upper back and caused injuries even if the boy lay face down, in handcuffs and without resistance.
The latest allegation is separate from the ongoing investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department by the Department of Justice, which was announced by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on April 21. They are independent of national accusations against Thao, Kueng and Lane.