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Four Ex-Police Officers Plead Not Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Four former police officers pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating Gorge Floyd’s civil rights in a federal court Tuesday. In May, a federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao for depriving George Floyd’s rights protected by the Constitution and laws. Chauvin was charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and unreasonable force. Thao and Kueng were charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by not intervening to stop Chauvin when he knelt on Floyd’s neck. All four former officers were charged with failure to provide medical care to Floyd. All four men appeared at the hearing remotely. Chauvin was from a room in the state’s maximum security prison. The other three men, who are free on bond, appeared remotely alongside their attorneys. According to Insider, Chauvin has been held at the Minnesota Correctional Facility …

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