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Former US police officer Derek Shawin found not guilty of civil rights abuses

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Minneapolis, Sep 16 (AP) Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shawin, convicted of the murder of black man George Floyd in the US, was found not guilty on Thursday of violating a minor’s civil rights in another case. Shawvin was convicted of the murder of Floyd in 2020. He was sentenced to 22 and a half years of imprisonment. In federal court, he was also charged with violating Floyd’s civil rights. Shawvin, mistaking Floyd as a criminal, threw him to the ground and put his knee on his neck, after which

Minneapolis, Sep 16 (AP) Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shawin, convicted of the murder of black man George Floyd in the US, was found not guilty on Thursday of violating a minor’s civil rights in another case. Shawvin was convicted of the murder of Floyd in 2020. He was sentenced to 22 and a half years of imprisonment. In federal court, he was also charged with violating Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin, mistaking Floyd as a criminal, threw him to the ground and put his knee on his neck, after which Floyd died.

However, in another similar case in 2017, he was found not guilty of violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old boy. Shawin was accused of using force on this black boy with his hands tied and not using force.

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When US magistrate judge Hildy Boveer asked him what he would say about the charges against him, Shawin said, “I am not a criminal.” Thursday’s hearing was held via video conference.

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