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.
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.
“The August trial of the 3 former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been postponed,” says @Lauren_BNC. Watch #StartYourDay for more headline news. https://t.co/mpKQ1GrIAn pic.twitter.com/lsArJJESqE
— BNC (@BNCNews) May 14, 2021
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