GEORGE Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin may face charges over a 2017 incident he allegedly choked a teenage boy with his knee for 17 minutes.
Department of Justice officials are reportedly mulling charges against Chauvin over the incident which saw him ground the child as his mum told the cop he “could not breathe”.
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Minnesota prosecutors reportedly had tried for months to get the video evidence from the arrest omitted into evidence but were rebuffed by the judge.
And now justice officials are considering whether to file charges against the disgraced killer cop over the actions in the video, reports ABC News.
Video of the incident has not yet been released – but it reportedly shows Chauvin violently handling a 14-year-old boy and using his knee to restrain him on his neck and back.
It allegedly includes the boy’s mom begging the Minneapolis cop not to kill her son and pleading with them that he cannot breathe.
The footage appears to be a chilling echo what happened to Floyd, who was killed by Chauvin when he knelt on his neck for around eight minutes as the dad-of-five begged for help.
Chauvin will be sentenced for the killing on June 16.
State prosecutor Matthew Frank attempted to argue the new video should be used in court, saying the body camera shows “Chauvin’s use of unreasonable force towards this child and complete disdain for his well-being”.
The video alleges is from an incident where Chauvin was attending a domestic violence call with another officer in September 2017.
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It is claimed the teenager was one of two people accused of assaulting his mom.
Chauvin is reportedly seen striking the teenager on the head after he would not comply, including hitting him with a flash light twice.
The cop also reportedly held the boy’s throat, before he “applied a neck restraint, causing the child to lose consciousness and go to the ground”, according to court papers.
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