Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens to his mother Carolyn Pawlenty deliver a statement to the judge as he awaits his sentencing for murder in the death of George Floyd during a sentencing hearing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. June 25, 2021 in a still image from video. Pool via REUTERS/Files

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a federal court to charges he violated George Floyd’s civil rights, likely extending his prison sentence by several years after his earlier conviction for the Black man’s murder.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Julia Harte and Jonathan Allen in New York and Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Mark Heinrich