3 other cops in George Floyd death to stand trial this month
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with federal civil rights violations in George Floyd's death will go on trial Jan. 20.
The trial date was given Thursday in a docket filing, with proceedings to be held in St. Paul.
Court records in November showed that juror summonses had gone out for that date, but the new filing was the first official confirmation of it.
Tou Thao, J. Kueng and Thomas Lane will stand trial about nine months after former Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death on May 25, 2020.
Floyd's killing was captured on video by a bystander and galvanized protests against police brutality around the U.S. and beyond.