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Elie Honig breaks down the federal grand jury indictment of Derek Chauvin and the three other ex-Minneapolis police officers in connection with the killing of George Floyd. 

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  • DOJ’s indictment of Chauvin and the three other officers, District Court of Minnesota, 5/7/2021 
  • Katie Benner, “Four former Minneapolis police officers are indicted on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights,” New York Times, 5/7/2021
  • Janelle Griffith, “A Chauvin juror participated in the 2020 March on Washington. Is it grounds for appeal?” NBC, 5/5/2021
  • Indictment of three Georgia men in connection with the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Department of Justice, 4/28/2021
  • “Federal Grand Jury Returns a Superseding Indictment Adding New Charges in the Conspiracy to Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer,” Department of Justice, 4/28/2021
  • Alana Wise, “DOJ To Investigate Louisville Police In Response To Death Of Breonna Taylor,” NPR, 4/26/2021
  • “Separate Sovereigns Doctrine,” Legal Information Institute 
  • Ray Sanchez, “What we know about the 2017 encounter that led to Derek Chauvin’s second indictment,” CNN, 5/7/2021