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Derek Chauvin, 3 other former Minneapolis police officers indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd's death
The indictment, unsealed Friday, accuses Chauvin, [Thao, Kueng, and Lane] of [Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law]
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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called the federal prosecution of the four officers "entirely appropriate."

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect the civil rights of every American and to pursue justice to the fullest extent of federal law," Ellison said in a statement.

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18 USC 242, min-max penalties

...and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

archived Fri Apr 23rd, 2021, Sat May 2nd, 2009

by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 07:44:26 PM EST
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