Judge postpones the trial of 3 former officers involved in the George Floyd case
The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J Kueng and Tou Thao which was scheduled on August 23 this year has been postponed to March 2022, a judge ruled on Thursday. The officers are facing charges on counts of aiding and abetting the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. As the co-defendant of the officers, Derek Chauvin gets already convicted on many counts, all officers also face federal charges that alleging they violated Floyd’s civil rights during his May 25 arrest.
The defense attorneys of all three former officers have agreed to the postponement as well.
Judge Peter Cahill claimed that he felt the need to put some distance between the 3 officers’ and Chauvin’s trial due to high media publicity revolving around the infamous brutal murder that took place last year.He also changed the date so the federal case can go forward first.