Brig, Soren and Reidar- it is worth learning the details of this story. It is a turning point.
REVEALED: Feds ‘had secret backup plan to ARREST Derek Chauvin in court for police brutality if he was cleared of killing George Floyd’
- Federal prosecutors were ready to arrest the white ex-cop if the jury had found him not guilty of all charges or the case had ended in a mistrial
- Under those circumstances, they had arranged for the Minnesota US Attorney’s Office to charge him by criminal complaint so he could be arrested right away
- Following his arrest, feds would then have asked a grand jury to indict him
- This contingency plan did not materialize as the jury found him guilty on all charges – 2nd-degree murder, 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter
- The DOJ is now planning to indict him and the three other cops involved in Floyd’s death on civil rights charges, a source said
- Chauvin is to be indicted over both Floyd’s death and a 2017 incident where he knelt on a black 14-year-old boy’s neck for nearly 17 minutes
- J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao to be indicted over Floyd’s death
- They face trial together on August 23 on state charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter
Secret Department of Justice plans to arrest Derek Chauvin in court had he been cleared of murdering George Floyd have been revealed.
Multiple sources told the Star Tribune federal prosecutors were ready to move in and charge the white ex-cop on federal counts moments after a not guilty verdict on charges of second and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter, or in the event of a mistrial.
Department of Justice prosecutors now also plan to bring civil rights violations charges – akin to hate crimes – of police brutality against Chauvin and the three other cops on duty with him when Floyd was killed in May 2020. about:blankabout:blank
Their secret plot saw DOJ investigators collaborate with their state counterparts at Minnesota US Attorney’s Office to arrange to charge Chauvin by a process called criminal complaint which does not require a grand jury and would have sped up the process of bringing fresh charges against the former policeman amid fears a not guilty verdict would have prompted fresh riots.