Derek Chauvin finds himself in another indictment after allegedly using excessive force on a 14-year-old teenager in 2017.
Derek Chauvin was at the center of the backlash last year for social justice over his handling of George Floyd that lead to his death. The court system recently found him guilty on three separate charges in the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin is expected to get a long sentence which will be set in roughly six weeks from now. He ended up being found guilty of second and third-degree murder, while also picking up a manslaughter charge in the process. For many, this was a huge win for the justice system and it is believed that this will now set a precedent for similar cases.
Now, according to NY Daily News,, Chauvin is being indicted again, this time for an incident from 2017 involving a 14-year-old black teenager. There are actually two counts being placed upon Chauvin in this new case, with court docs claiming that Chauvin allegedly “held Juvenile by the throat and struck Juvenile 1 multiple times in the head with a flashlight.”
There are some damning allegations in the indictment, including: “This offense included the use of a dangerous weapon — a flashlight — and resulted in bodily injury to Juvenile 1 […] held his knee on the neck and the upper back of the teenager even after the teenager was lying prone, handcuffed, and unresisting, also resulting in bodily injury.”