Four Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in George Floyd’s Death
A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers that were involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death.
The indictment accuses the four men of violating Floyd’s constitutional rights as he was pinned face-down on the pavement, gasping for air. The indictment was unsealed Friday and names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao.
Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. Chauvin is also charged in a second indictment. That stems from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.