Chauvin, 3 Other Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights Charges
May 7, 2021 2:08PM EDT
Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers have been indicted on federal civil rights charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. The Justice Department announced the charges on Friday, after a grand jury ruled that the officers “willfully deprived” Floyd of his constitutional rights during the May 2020 arrest. Last month, Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder in Floyd’s death. The other three officers – Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, are all facing charges for failing to stop Chauvin from using unreasonable force. The federal charges announced Friday are separate from those other charges filed by the state.