American News Sep 17, 2021 4:35 PM EST

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to alleged civil rights violation

On Thursday, ex Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded not guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from a 2017 incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to alleged civil rights violation
James Anthony Montreal QC

On Thursday, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded not guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from a 2017 incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Chauvin, shockingly, is accused in the 2017 case of using a similar method of restraint on the boy that he used on May 25 2020 on George Floyd, which led to mass protests nationwide after the video of Chauvin's knee on Floyd's neck went viral, and culminated in Chauvin being convicted of murder on Apr. 20, 2021.

Chauvin is currently serving a sentence of 22 and a half years for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, which was handed down on Jun. 23 2021.

According to the Daily Caller, "Chauvin wrote in a police report from the encounter that the 6-foot-2-inch, 240-pound 14-year-old resisted arrest, reported AP. The teenage boy reportedly needed two stitches after the encounter."

The indictment, which was filed at the federal level, states that Chauvin allegedly hit the boy in the head with his flashlight and grabbed him by the throat, then wound up with his knee on the boy's neck. It also alleges that Chauvin lied about the boy resisting arrest.

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