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Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, will appear in court

Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, will appear in court

The Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Monday.

Jail records show he is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Hennepin County Court Public Information Officer Spenser Bickett also confirmed the hearing to CNN.

Charged with murder: Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — two felonies where intent is a key element.
Under Minnesota law, third-degree murder is defined as causing death of a person by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for life and without intent to kill.
Second-degree manslaughter in Minnesota is described as when a person an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.

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