Chauvin Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Civil Rights Case

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin formally changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” Wednesday on federal charges of depriving George Floyd of his civil rights, related to Floyd’s murder in May 2020.

Chauvin, who is currently serving a state prison sentence following his conviction for Floyd’s murder, was charged in May 2021 with two separate federal counts of “Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.”

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