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With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days.Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin has already been convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in state court and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.The federal case could be insurance against a successful state appeal or a lenient sentence.

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With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

Dissenting Judge Cites George Floyd While Criticizing Arrest of Mom Locked Up for Recording Her Son’s Arrest

A Florida appeals court judge disagreed with her colleagues this week who refused to grant relief to a mother arrested, in part, for recording the police officers who were arresting her son.The dissenting judge warned that the ruling could criminalize incidents like the bystander video which showed Derek Chauvin‘s restraint of George Floyd.

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Dissenting Judge Cites George Floyd While Criticizing Arrest of Mom Locked Up for Recording Her Son’s Arrest

Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death

Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were also charged in connection with their failure to intervene in Chauvin's use of unreasonable force, per the indictment.Chauvin, Thao, Kueng and the fourth officer, Thomas Lane, all face a charge for failing to give Floyd medical aid.

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Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin indicted in 2017 incident involving teen

Nearly three years before Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes, the former Minneapolis police officer allegedly knelt on the neck and back of a teen for almost 17 minutes.A separate, two-count indictment charged Chauvin with willfully depriving the Minneapolis teenager of the "constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer," according to a statement from the US Justice Department.

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Derek Chauvin indicted in 2017 incident involving teen

14-Year-Old Boy in Derek Chauvin’s Second Civil Rights Case Also Said He Couldn’t Breathe, Court Records Show

Like Floyd, the still-unknown 14-year-old in Chauvin’s second federal indictment told officers that he could not breathe, according to court filings.The boy’s mother also is said by Minnesota state prosecutors to have pleaded for Chauvin to take his knee off her son.

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14-Year-Old Boy in Derek Chauvin’s Second Civil Rights Case Also Said He Couldn’t Breathe, Court Records Show

Derek Chauvin charged with violating the civil rights of a Black child in 2017

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin poses for a booking photo after his conviction April 21, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd.Minnesota Department of Corrections via Getty Images On Friday, a federal grand jury charged Derek Chauvin, the former Minnesota police officer recently convicted of murdering George Floyd, with two new crimes over his use of excessive force against a 14-year-old Black boy in 2017.

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Derek Chauvin charged with violating the civil rights of a Black child in 2017

Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis police officers indicted by federal grand jury

Derek Chauvin and three others are accused of "willfully" depriving Floyd of the Constitutional right "to be free from an unreasonable force by a police officer."A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers on charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights during the arrest that led to his death last year, according to the indictment unsealed Friday.

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Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis police officers indicted by federal grand jury

4 police officers indicted on federal civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

The three-count indictment alleges Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane deprived Floyd's rights when they saw him lying on the ground "in clear need" of medical care, but "willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm."

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4 police officers indicted on federal civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

Ex-officers face new charges over Floyd's death

Four ex-police officers have been charged with violating the civil rights of African-American George Floyd, whose murder in Minneapolis last year sparked global outrage.A federal grand jury in Minnesota indicted the four - who include Derek Chauvin, the officer convicted in April of Floyd's murder.

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Ex-officers face new charges over Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old whom prosecutors say he knelt on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight

Derek Chauvin faces a civil-rights charge in the violent arrest of a 14-year-old in 2017.Prosecutors say Chauvin hit the boy with a flashlight and knelt on his back and neck for 17 minutes.Chauvin is accused of using his authority as an officer to deprive the teen of his rights.

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Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old whom prosecutors say he knelt on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight

Grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers

play_arrow Not to be lost, Derek Chauvin has also been hit with a SEPARATE federal indictment stemming from a 2017 incident where he allegedly put his knee on a 14-year-old's neck even after he was lying was prone, handcuffed, and not resisting.#DerekChauvin #GeorgeFloyd Reverend Al Sharpton TheRevAl Statement by Rev Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) on the Federal Grand Jury Indictments of 4 Ex-Officers Involved in #GeorgeFloyd’s Killing, Including Derek Chauvin Who Was Also Charged in a 2nd Indictment, Stemming from the Arrest/Neck Restraint of a 14-Yr-old in 2017 pic.twitter.com/nq8Jl0m8D4

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Grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers

Federal jury indicts Chauvin, 3 ex-Minneapolis officers in George Floyd death

The three-count indictment unsealed Friday accuses Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao of depriving Floyd of his rights under the law during the arrest that left Floyd dead on May 25, 2020, and touched off a wave of protests worldwide.The indictment states that Chauvin, while aided and abetted by the other three officers, willfully deprived George Floyd of his constitutional right to be “free from an unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer.” Chauvin, the indictment said, held his left knee on Floyd’s neck, and his right knee on Floyd’s back and arm, as Floyd laid on the ground “handcuffed and unresisting,” and did not relent even after Floyd became unresponsive.

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Federal jury indicts Chauvin, 3 ex-Minneapolis officers in George Floyd death

Derek Chauvin, 3 other cops indicted on federal civil rights charges in George Floyd death

A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and the other three Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s fatal arrest last spring, charging them with violating the Black man’s civil rights, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.The indictment names Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, all of whom were fired a day after the killing.

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Derek Chauvin, 3 other cops indicted on federal civil rights charges in George Floyd death

A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and 3 other ex-cops on civil-rights violations in George Floyd's killing

Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis officers were indicted on civil-rights charges.The Justice Department alleged Chauvin used his authority to deprive George Floyd of his rights.In civil-rights cases, prosecutors must prove the officers acted willingly and didn't just make a mistake.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and 3 other ex-cops on civil-rights violations in George Floyd's killing

Chauvin trial underscores need to reopen investigation into Tyrone West’s death while in Baltimore police custody | COMMENTARY

“You were told George Floyd died because his heart was too big.But, he died because Derek Chauvin’s heart was too small.” So argued the prosecutor in closing rebuttal on April 19.Mr. Chauvin’s lawyers staked their defense on the argument that Floyd died from an enlarged heart, and that Mr. Chauvin exercised routine care in the arrest.

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Derek Chauvin seeks new trial over murder of George Floyd as attorney alleges misconduct by judge and jury

The attorney for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, has filed a motion for a new trial.The motion alleges that misconduct by the judge, prosecutors and jurors compromised his client’s right to a fair trial.

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Derek Chauvin seeks new trial over murder of George Floyd as attorney alleges misconduct by judge and jury

Derek Chauvin's lawyers request a new trial before sentencing on murder conviction

Weeks away from learning his sentence for the murder of George Floyd, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is seeking a new trial, arguing that the overwhelming publicity surrounding the case deprived him of due process.Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed a motion Tuesday asking Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over the case, for a new trial, arguing, among other things, that the “publicity here was so prejudicial before and during this trial that it amounted to a structural defect in the proceedings.” The request is unlikely to be granted on its merits.

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Derek Chauvin's lawyers request a new trial before sentencing on murder conviction