Derek Chauvin pleads guilty in civil rights case in the killing of George Floyd


On Wednesday, former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges of trespassing George Floyd’civil rights, News AP report.

For the first time, Chauvin admitted to resting his head on Floyd’s neck also after he learned Floyd became unresponsive. The knee in the neck led to Floyd’s death and sparked protests and unrest across the country.

With his latest plea, Chauvin admitted to intentionally stripping Floyd of his right to be unreasonably appropriate by kneeling on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and did not resist. A second federal statistic in Floyd’s death has been dismissed,

Chauvin also pleaded guilty to another civil rights violation stemming from an unrelated 2017 case involving a 14-year-old boy when Chauvin grabbed his throat and hit his head with a flashlight. USA Today report. In that case, Chauvin even hugged the boy’s neck and upper back with a pillow while the teenager was handcuffed and did not resist.

The changed confession comes a few months after Chauvin pleaded not guilty in September. Back in April, Chauvin was found guilty of killing Floyd with his deadly knee to his neck while Floyd lay crouched on the ground. In June, Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.

With Chauvin pleading guilty to a civil rights violation, he is expected to serve 15 years in prison on state charges and a 7-and-a-half year pardon. Chauvin and three other former officers – Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao – all violated Floyd’s civil rights.

“I guess he actually negotiated something that would allow him to see the light of day before he left Earth,” said local defense attorney Mike Brandt.

They will be brought to trial at the end of January. Now, the three other officers involved are expected to appear in court in March. Not a single one of them changed they pleaded not guilty because they did not expect lengthy sentences like the one given to Chauvin. Derek Chauvin pleads guilty in civil rights case in the killing of George Floyd


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