The sickle cell trait factored into the case of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd. Last August, Chauvin's lawyers invoked the trait, calling it one factor in Floyd's death in an unsuccessful motion to dismiss the case against him.
A federal grand jury is now accusing former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and three other ex-officers, of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin is now also facing separate charges for kneeling on the neck of a 14-year-old boy in 2017. @jeffpeguescbs reports
Former officer derek chauvin'>Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death stirred worldwide protests against racism after video showed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck.
Former officer derek chauvin'>Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin is only the sixth police officer to have been convicted of murdering someone while on duty in the last 15 years. There are thousands of Derek Chauvins out there still working as cops.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck, has been arrested and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman