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Three More Officers Indicted in George Floyd's Murder



--- Quote ---The indictment charges Mr. Chauvin, 45, and other former Minneapolis Police Department officers Tou Thao, 35, J. Alexander Kueng, 27, and Thomas Lane, 38, with willfully depriving Mr. Floyd of his constitutional civil rights during his arrest....

...charged with willfully failing to stop Mr. Chauvin from using unreasonable force. All four defendants saw Mr. Floyd lying on the ground in need of medical care and willfully failed to aid him, depriving him of his constitutional right not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law, which included Mr. Floyd’s right to be free from an officer’s deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, the indictment said.

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I wondered about those other guys.  They were just standing there mostly watching the crowd, while Chauvin committed the murder, as I remember the videos.  This indictment seems like it will be more chilling to police officers in the future.  You can't just stand there and let the other guy kill someone.  And the police need to be "chilled."  They need to reassess their "to serve and protect" roles in enforcement.

You love to see it.

Imho, if you can prosecute for a fake $20 bill, you can definitely prosecute for some level of complicity in murder.


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