TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
Between 2014 and Floyd's death, Chauvin used that move seven times -- including four where state prosecutors say he took things too far.
You can say he was a bad apple, but the system allowed this rotten, stinking apple to stay on the police force for years -- and that's why George Floyd is dead.
Not for nothing, but a cop has to make sure a guy the size of a college linebacker submits.
It should come as no surprise that George Floyd murderer Derek Chauvin is facing more legal trouble -- for using a similar choke hold on a teenager in 2017.
Chauvin was convicted earlier this year in the May 2020 death of Floyd after video emerged of him kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes. Now comes word that he's been indicted on federal civil rights charges. The disgraced Minneapolis cop allegedly pinned a 14-year-old boy to the floor, hit him with a flashlight and used his body weight on the boy's neck. The boy, who was six-foot-two and 240 pounds, was handcuffed and apparently not resisting.
Prosecutors say Chauvin deprived the boy of his right to be free of unreasonable force. He's due to be arraigned today (Thursday). (ABC News)