Derek Chauvin whom has plead not guilty so far appeared in court today Wednesday 15 December 2021 to change his plea. In Federal Court, one is either guilty or not guilty. This means that, Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin changed his plea to guilty.
In the docket of the Saint Paul Minneapolis court, the hearing type is listed as “Change of Plea Hearing”. The honorable Judge A. Magnuson was presiding the court.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he is already spending behind bars on a state conviction.
Chauvin, who is white, was convicted this spring of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck during a May 25, 2020, arrest as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in that case.
The federal charge alleged that Chauvin deprived Floyd of his rights by kneeling on his neck as he was handcuffed and not resisting.