The four former Minneapolis police officers who were present at George Floyd’s death have been indicted on civil rights charges by a federal grand jury that alleges they violated Floyd’s constitutional rights.
Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were charged in connection with their failure to intervene in Derek Chauvin’s “use of unreasonable force by a police officer.”Along with Chauvin, Thao, Kueng and a fourth officer, Thomas Lane, face a charge for failing to provide George Floyd with medical aid.
While Chauvin remains behind bars after being convicted last month on murder and manslaughter charges, the other three former officers were allowed to remain free on bond after their court appearance today.
Chauvin’s lawyers have petitioned for a retrial citing misleading jurors and a failure of the court to protect their client’s rights.
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