When: Dec. 15, 2021

What: Chauvin pleaded guilty to “willfully depriving” Floyd of his constitutional rights, resulting in “bodily injury and death.” In connection with a separate incident and charge, Chauvin also pleaded guilty to willfully depriving a teen of his rights, resulting in bodily injury, in September 2017.

“While recognizing that nothing can repair the harm caused by such acts, the Justice Department is committed to holding accountable those who violate the Constitution, and to safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said when announcing Chauvin’s plea agreement.