U.S. court sets a change of plea hearing for Derek Chauvin.
The former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was expected to admit guilt in the civil rights case.
It is linked with the murder of George Floyd at a U.S. District Court hearing in Minnesota scheduled for Wednesday.
The federal court Monday scheduled the change-of-plea hearing. This indicates that Chauvin will change his plea from guilty to guilty.
Chauvin and the other three former Minneapolis police officers and three other former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not to be guilty to a federal charges.
However, the officers violated Floyd’s civil liberties rights during the fatal arrest on May 25, 2020.
The lawyer of Chauvin Eric Nelson was not immediately available for any comment.
In a state court in June, Chauvin was sentenced to 22-1/2 years of jail for his murder. Floyd, the Black man whose neck Chauvin was kneeling for almost nine minutes, while a passer-by captured the victim on her cell phone.
The decision was widely regarded as a significant rebuke to the police’s disproportionate force on Black Americans.
Chauvin was in a separate federal court, accused of depriving Floyd of his right to privacy because he did not provide him with medical care.
Chauvin is also federally charged for violating Floyd’s right to be protected from unreasonable seizures and forces imposed by an officer of the police.
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