Former Minnieapolos law enforcement officials Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane had been set to face trial on August 23 on fees of manslaughter and aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin within the homicide of George Floyd, however now the trial date has been pushed again to March 2022.
In line with the Associated Press, Decide Peter Cahill delayed the trial to permit the publicity from the Derek Chauvin trial to relax, and so the federal case can go ahead first. Nevertheless, a trial date for the federal case has not been set.
Final week, a federal grand jury indicted Thao, Kueng, Lane and Chauvin for the Could 25 killing of George Floyd.
In line with CNN, the indictment says Derek Chauvin disadvantaged George Floyd of the suitable to be free from “unreasonable seizure, which incorporates the suitable to be free from the usage of unreasonable power by a police officer.”
Touu Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are charged in reference to their failure to intervene. All 4 of them are additionally charged with failing to offer medical help to Floyd.
The indictment reads, “the defendants noticed George Floyd mendacity on the bottom in clear want of medical care, and willfully failed to help Floyd, thereby appearing with deliberate indifference to a considerable threat of hurt to Floyd.”
Thao, Kueng and Lane have been charged with aiding and abetting convicted ex-cop Chauvin in committing second-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on all counts of homicide and manslaughter on April 20, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.
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