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Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case

George Floyd Officer Trial
Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 16:38:57-05

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

A federal docket entry on Monday shows that a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not-guilty plea in the case.

The court system also sent out instructions for the media to attend the hearing.

Chauvin and the other three officers were indicted by a grand jury for depriving Floyd of his rights.

They were all scheduled to go to trial in late January.

Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe on May 25, 2020. He was sentenced to 22 years and six months behind bars.

Earlier this year, Chauvin told the court he planned to appeal the conviction and sentence.