4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

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PHOTO: Mugshots of (from left) Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao; officers involved in George Floyd's death. (After Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, 3 other Minneapolis police officers await trial), Photo Date: June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.

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Indictments unsealed Friday name Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

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All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care. Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

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