Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin speaks before his sentencing hearing and the judge as he awaits sentencing after being found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US May 25 6 2021 in a still image from video.
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On Monday, the Minneapolis federal court hearing a civil rights case against the police was updated to note that Chauvin will appear to change his guilty plea hearing Wednesday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota. Such trials are held when the accused intends to plead guilty.
There is no indication that the other defendants, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, are changing their pleas in the case.
Those three men will be on trial in state court next year on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and abetting and abetting second-degree manslaughter after they had to faces trial on federal civil rights charges. They have pleaded not guilty in the state case.
Chauvin’s defense attorney and the lead prosecutor in the case did not immediately respond to requests for comment on changing the plea hearing.
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