Law/Justice

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights

By Brendan Morrow The Week

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for the murder of George Floyd, has now also pleaded guilty to violating Floyd’s civil rights.

Chauvin on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the federal charges, changing his previous plea of not guilty, NBC News reports.

In April, Chauvin was found guilty on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of Floyd, a Black man, after kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest. He was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison.

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