(USA Features) A federal grand jury has leveled additional charges against convicted Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers who were involved in the George Floyd incident a year ago.
Charged with violating Floyd’s constitutional rights are Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, reports said, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng were charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.
All of the officers were charged as well for failing to provide Floyd with medical treatment. And Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment that stemmed from his arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.
Chauvin was convicted on second- and third-degree murder charges last month in connection with Floyd’s death, as well as second-degree manslaughter. The other officers’ trials are forthcoming; none of them have been charged with murder.
Floyd died after being pinned to the pavement for nearly nine minutes last spring. His death sparked riots in Minneapolis and around the country that lasted for months, causing billions in damage and injuring scores of police officers. There were also some deaths as a result of the rioting.