Derek Chauvin lands in another trouble as he is been investigated on suspicion of brutalizing a black teen and could face federal charges for It.
According to ABC, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) received a video of Chauvin brutalizing a 14-year-old black teen, and are now taking up the case to persecute him.
The incident which happened in 2017 allegedly show chauvin forcefully subduing black teen. he used his knee to hold the teenager down for almost 17 minutes, according to a report.
ABC News reported that the Minnesota prosecutor, Matthew Frank, tried using the video on Chauvin’s trial but the presiding judge denied their request.
Chauvin allegedly struck the teen with a flashlight twice and held the boy’s throat, according to the report. He then “applied a neck restraint, causing the child to lose consciousness and go to the ground,” Frank wrote in court papers.
“Chauvin and [the other officer] placed [the teenager] in the prone position and handcuffed him behind his back while the teenager’s mother pleaded with them not to kill her son and told her son to stop resisting,” Frank wrote, according to the report.
“About a minute after going to the ground, the child began repeatedly telling the officers that he could not breathe, and his mother told Chauvin to take his knee off her son.”
If he is charged by the federal government and convicted, he could face a life sentence, which would be added on top of the state convictions, which carry up to 40 years in prison.