Apparent Plea Deal For Derek Chauvin in Federal Case
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has apparently worked out a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
A news release issued by the US District Court for Minnesota indicates a Change of Plea hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday morning in the Chauvin case. The hearing will be held at the federal courthouse in St. Paul beginning at 9 AM.
Chauvin previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he violated the civil rights of George Floyd during the encounter on Memorial Day last year that led to Floyd's death while he was being pinned to the ground by the former officer. Chauvin was convicted in state court of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges and was sentenced to 22 and half years in prison. He is appealing both his conviction and sentence.
The three other former Minneapolis police officers facing aiding and abetting charges connected to Floyd's death in state court are also facing federal civil rights charges. Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane are currently scheduled to stand trial in state court next March.
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