Four Ex-cops Indicted on US Civil Rights Charges in Floyd Death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.
An indictment unsealed Friday 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 unreasonable force by a police officer. All four are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care.
The Floyd family's attorneys say they're “encouraged by these charges.”
(Story written by AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL BALSAMO/AP)
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