Derek Chauvin, three ex-Minneapolis cops to be arraigned on federal charges

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Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers will be arraigned in federal court Tuesday on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao were indicted in May and charged with failure to provide Floyd, 46, with medical care as Chauvin choked him to death by pinning him to the ground with his knee for about nine minutes.

Floyd’s murder was caught on video and his death sparked worldwide protests and demands for police reform.

The four ex-cops will appear by videoconference at their arraignment and are expected to enter not-guilty pleas.

Several motions may also be argued during the hearing.

Chauvin, Thao and Keung were also charged in the federal indictment with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure, according to court papers.

Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.
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The defendants were also charged in state court in the case — and Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.

Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.

The other three former officers face state trial next March on aiding and abetting counts.

With Post wires



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