A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers, including Derek Chauvin, relating to the death of George Floyd.
The indictment alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights.
According to the indictment, Derek Chauvin deprived Floyd the rights of “unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer.”
Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were also charged with their failure to intervene while Chauvin was pinning his knee on Floyd’s neck. Thao, Kueng, and the other officer, Thomas Lane, all face charges for not administering medical aid to Floyd.
“The defendants saw George Floyd lying on the ground in clear need of medical care, and willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm to Floyd,” claimed the indictment.
Chauvin was also charged regarding another incident where he is alleged to use unreasonable force on a 14-year-old in the fall of 2017.
The indictment alleges the Chauvin “held the teenager by the throat and struck the teenager multiple times in the head with a flashlight.”
Another charge mentions that Chauvin “held his knee on the neck and the upper back of the teenager even after the teenager was lying prone, handcuffed, and unresisting, also resulting in bodily injury.”