A former cop from Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin has now been indicted for an incident that took place in 2017, exactly three years before he knelt on George Floyd’s neck.
According to media reports, the ex-police officer was indicted by the Federal Grand jury recently for reportedly kneeling down on a young teen’s neck for nearly 17 minutes, which was exactly three years before he murdered George Floyd.
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Just last month, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all the charges put forward against him which include second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter too.
This was when he knelt down on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes during his arrest.Floyd helplessly cried for assistance as he couldn’t breathe but the officer wouldn’t let go.
Now, the ex-officer is accused of using a similar type of force in the year 2017 in September, where he knelt over a 14-year-old teen’s neck for a whopping 17 minutes.
A statement was recently released by the US Justice Department recently, which confirmed how the two-count indictment would not hold the former cop responsible for the teen’s death in Minneapolis.
“He deprived the black teen of his constitutional right that allowed him to be free from the use of excessive force through the hands of a cop,” mentioned the new report.
Derek Chauvin was reportedly called over to the black teen’s home with one of his colleagues when the teen’s mum had reported how her own two children had carried out an assault over her.
Therefore, the police informed the teen how he was now under arrest while Chuavin stepped at that moment and struck the teen on multiple occasions using a torch, followed by putting him in a prone position.
The teen yelled out to his mum and the other officers for help and requested Chauvin to stop hurting him, mentioned the indictment.
One of the counts alleged him of holding the teen by the throat while striking him in the head using a flashlight without any form of legal justification. The second count includes how he held him with his knee on his neck, handcuffed, even though the teen was not resisting at all.