Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

A picture of George Floyd hangs on a fence barrier that surrounds the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on March 30. The Justice Department is bringing criminal charges against former police officer Derek Chauvin for allegedly violating Floyd

Prosecutors accuse the former officer and others of using excessive force and violating George Floyd’s rights. The rare federal charges follow state charges in a trial where Chauvin was convicted.

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