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Chauvin to change not guilty plea to federal charges in Floyd death

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Washington (AFP) – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd, plans to change his not guilty plea to separate civil rights charges, according to a court filing on Monday. Chauvin, 45, appears likely to change his plea from not guilty to guilty to the federal charges of violating the civil rights of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in US District Court in St Paul, Minnesota. Chauvin was sentenced in June to 22 and a half years in prison for Floyd’s May 2020 death, which sparked protests against…

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