#BREAKING : Derek Chauvin indicted for 2017 case in which he's accused of holding a 14-year-old down by the throat, hitting him multiple times in the head with a flashlight.
Derek Chauvin faces a separate federal indictment for allegedly holding a teenager by the throat, striking him with a flashlight and kneeling on his neck and upper back in 2017. |
#DEVELOPING: Derek Chauvin indicted for 2017 case of holding 14-year-old by throat, hitting him with flashlight
NEW: Derek Chauvin has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for a 2017 incident in which he’s accused of holding a 14-year-old boy down by the throat and striking the child multiple times in the head with a flashlight.
JUST IN: Derek Chauvin has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for a 2017 incident in which he’s accused of holding a 14-year-old boy down by the throat and striking the child multiple times in the head with a flashlight.
The DOJ is considering charging Derek Chauvin for allegedly holding a knee on a Black 14-year-old's neck for almost 17 minutes in 2017 — ignoring pleas the boy could not breathe, reports @ABC . Chauvin used neck/head restraints at least 7 times before the murder of #GeorgeFloyd .
WATCH: What the Chauvin guilty verdict means: @HUPrez17 : "The courts are now holding Derek Chauvin responsible. But our society has been dehumanizing Black bodies." @MichaelSteele : "Someone just took 1000 pounds off my shoulder." @Nnemkadi30 : "In reality, not real joy."
The jury was shown video of the killing of #GeorgeFloyd on the first day of DerekChauvin's murder trial. It shows Chauvin holding his knee on Floyd's neck for minutes as onlookers plead for him to stop. Family say: "The video is the proof. " 1 juror says they had never seen it.
Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer who killed #GeorgeFloyd by holding a knee on his neck, will face trial on March 8. The other 3 officers charged for Floyd’s murder will be tried separately starting in August. All 4 face up to 40 years in prison.
Eight nonwhite corrections officers who worked at the jail holding Derek Chauvin filed discrimination charges alleging they were forbidden from guarding him.