Ex-officers responsible for George Floyd’s death plead not guilty to charges of violating his civil rights (Update)
On Tuesday, the four former Minneapolis police officers responsible for George Floyd’s death pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court. Their charges included violating his civil rights during his arrest last May, which unfortunately led to his death.
according to CNNc appeared. Alexander King, Tu Thao, Thomas Lane and Derek Chauvin via video conference as they are brought to trial before US District Judge Tony N. Leong. as we are Previously I reported, last May, that a federal grand jury indicted them for violating George’s constitutional rights.
The indictment stated that Chauvin denied George his right to be free from “unreasonable seizure, which includes the right not to use unreasonable force by a police officer.” Thao and Koenig were accused of not interfering with Chauvin’s excessive force. All of the former officers also faced charges of failing to provide medical assistance to George.
The indictment went on to state that “the defendants saw George Floyd lying on the ground in apparent need of medical attention, deliberately failed to assist Floyd, and therefore acted with willful indifference to the risk of significant harm to Floyd.”
As many of you know, in the month of June Derek Chauvin He was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for the death of George Floyd. He was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The other three former officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
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