George Floyd Officers Civil Rights

Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty on Tuesday during their arraignment hearing in federal court. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

MINNEAPOLIS — Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal hearing that included arguments on several pretrial motions, including requests to hold separate trials.

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