Trial delayed for three former Minneapolis officers involved in George Floyd murder

By: Alyssa Wilson

The trial has been postponed for the three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The officers were recently indicted on U.S. civil rights charges for violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.  

RELATED: Former officers involved in Floyd murder indicted on US civil rights charges 

J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao will stand trial on March 7, 2022, theStar Tribune reported. The trial was originally set for August 23, 2021, but was moved after federal charges were announced. Judge Peter Cahill said the federal trial should proceed first.  

Cahill also ruled time is needed between the June 2021 sentencing of Derek Chauvin and the trial for Kueng, Lane and Thao. The attorneys for the three former officers did not object to the new trial date.  

This is a developing story that will be updated.  

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