Earlier this morning ex-police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges that he violated George Floyd’s civil rights.
The ex Minneapolis police officer’s guilty plea now means he will not face a federal trial in January, but he could end up spending more years behind bars when a judge sentences him at a later date. Chauvin had previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges which included two counts where he deprived Floyd of his rights by kneeling on his neck and failing to provide him with medical care.
In exchange for his guilty plea, the government has agreed to drop two other charges in a separate case where Chauvin violated the civil rights of a 14-year-old.
Chauvin was recently was convicted of state murder and manslaughter for kneeling against Floyd’s neck on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years.