2 guilty of violating Floyd's rights to begin federal term
Two of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 restraint that killed him are scheduled to begin serving their federal sentences Tuesday. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are scheduled to report to the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday morning. The Bureau of Prisons typically would assign them to a federal facility, but authorities have not publicly said where they will go.news.yahoo.com
Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing
Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd’s killing may be held under less restrictive conditions.
Thao, Kueng say they rejected plea deal in Floyd killing
Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year prison sentences, setting the stage for trial in October. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. The killing, captured in bystander video, sparked protests worldwide and a reckoning on racial injustice. Chauvin, who is white, was convicted of second-degree murder last year and sentenced to 22 1/2 years on the state charge.news.yahoo.com
Floyd family, others see inequality in penalties for ex-cops
Three former Minneapolis police officers went before a federal judge during the last week to be sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, and for each man, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson handed out penalties well below what prosecutors sought and below federal guidelines.
Floyd family, others see inequality in penalties for ex-cops
Three former Minneapolis police officers went before a federal judge during the last week to be sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, and for each man, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson handed out penalties well below what prosecutors sought and below federal guidelines. Tou Thao, who held back concerned bystanders as Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck, got 3 1/2 years. J. Alexander Kueng, who pinned Floyd's back, got three.news.yahoo.com
Former Minneapolis officer sentenced to 3 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights
A former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty on federal charges of violating the civil rights of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison and two years of supervised release.
Ruling may mean less time for 2 who violated Floyd's rights
A federal judge has sided with two former Minneapolis police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, saying the guidelines for their sentences will be calculated in a way that could mean substantially less prison time for them.
Ruling may mean less time for 2 who violated Floyd's rights
A federal judge on Friday sided with two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights, ruling that the guidelines for their sentences will be calculated in a way that could mean substantially less prison time for them. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson handed J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao a victory when he ruled that the complex formulas for calculating their sentences will use the crime of involuntary manslaughter, rather than murder, as a starting point.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: What's next for 3 other ex-cops in Floyd's death
Now that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to federal prison, attention turns to the fates of three fellow ex-cops who are still working their way through a complicated web of state and federal court proceedings arising from the killing of George Floyd. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane still await sentencing for their convictions on federal civil rights charges in February.news.yahoo.com
Federal prosecutors want 25 years for Chauvin for violating George Floyd’s rights
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to give former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin a 25-year sentence for violating the rights of George Floyd, as well as the rights of a 14-year-old Black boy who was restrained in an unrelated case.
Former Minneapolis officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death
Choose your plan ArrowRight Thomas K. Lane entered his guilty plea early Wednesday before Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter A. Cahill. AdvertisementLane, Kueng and Thao are awaiting sentencing in the federal case. Jury selection in that trial is scheduled to begin June 13 — though Lane’s guilty plea is certain to spark speculation about other potential pleas in the case. “That deadline has passed.”It was not immediately clear what led to Lane’s guilty plea. Attorneys for Kueng and Thao did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Lane’s guilty plea or whether their clients are engaged in plea discussions.washingtonpost.com
Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. As part of the plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Lane, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, has already been convicted on federal counts of willfully violating Floyd's rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to the Black man's death.news.yahoo.com
Plea deal rejected by 3 ex-officers in George Floyd's death
Prosecutors revealed Monday evening that they offered plea deals to three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd, but said at a hearing that the defendants rejected them. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill held the hearing mostly to consider whether he has the authority to allow live video coverage of the upcoming trial set to begin in June for former Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. They're charged with aiding and abetting both manslaughter and murder when former officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin Floyd, a Black man, to the pavement for 9 1/2 minutes on May 25, 2020.news.yahoo.com
Sentence, state trial loom for ex-cops in Floyd's killing
Three former Minneapolis police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights now face federal sentences that one expert says could range from less than five years in prison to as much as the 25 years prosecutors are seeking for Derek Chauvin.
3 ex-Minneapolis cops convicted of rights violations in George Floyd killing
Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, as a federal jury rejected their arguments that inexperience, improper training or the distraction of shouting bystanders excused them from failing to prevent Floyd’s killing.news.yahoo.com
Former Minneapolis officers found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
After a monthlong trial that cast a harsh light on police training and practices in Minneapolis, a jury deliberated about 13 hours before finding Kueng, Lane and Thao guilty of violating Floyd’s civil rights by failing to render medical aid to the man. Story continues below advertisementA federal grand jury indicted Chauvin, Kueng, Lane and Thao in May 2021 on charges that they violated Floyd’s constitutional rights during the fatal arrest. Kueng and Thao were charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by not intervening as Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. Kueng, Lane and Thao each pleaded not guilty. They called 21 witnesses over 13 days, including an off-duty firefighter who tried to get the officers to check Floyd’s pulse; other law enforcement officers; and medical experts.washingtonpost.com
Officer charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights says he realized severity of situation when he saw Floyd's face: "He didn't look good"
Thomas Lane, 38, said that was the first time he had seen Floyd's face since police had put the 46-year-old Black man on the ground while struggling to arrest him.cbsnews.com
Officer says he asked twice if George Floyd should be moved
A former Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights testified at his federal trial Monday that officers considered using a type of restraint known as the hobble because Floyd was kicking and had hurt himself, but that it seemed “excessive” because an ambulance was on the way. Thomas Lane, 38, one of the three officers on trial, said he asked twice if Floyd should be rolled onto his side, and Officer Derek Chauvin told the officers that Floyd would stay where he was. Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s constitutional rights when Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man was handcuffed, facedown on the street on May 25, 2020.news.yahoo.com
Prosecutors question officer in Floyd killing about training
A former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s killing testified that he didn’t act on another officer’s suggestion to roll Floyd on his side after he stopped breathing, didn’t ask Officer Derek Chauvin to check for a neck pulse and didn’t try to get Chauvin off Floyd’s neck.
Former Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death testifies that he believed Floyd was 'fine’
Tou Thao told a jury that he relied on the officers who were restraining Floyd to monitor the man’s condition, and believed that because they weren’t performing CPR that Floyd was okay.washingtonpost.com
Prosecution’s case against former officers charged in George Floyd’s death ends with teenage witness
Darnella Frazier, who was 17 when she filmed Floyd’s final minutes, was called as the final prosecution witness in the federal civil trial against J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas K. Lane and Tou Thao.washingtonpost.com
Lieutenant: Officers should have intervened in Floyd killing
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide unit says three former officers on trial for violating George Floyd’s civil rights should have intervened to stop fellow Officer Derek Chauvin when he had his knee on the Black man’s neck.
Police medical trainer faults officers in Floyd's killing
A Minneapolis police officer who oversaw medical training for two of the three former officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights testified Tuesday that the officers failed to follow their training to do everything they could to prevent his death.
Trial to resume for cops accused of violating Floyd’s rights
Defense attorneys at the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights raised questions Monday about department training and a culture they say teaches new officers to not question their superiors.
Defense: 3 officers at Floyd killing not trained adequately
An attorney for one of the three former Minneapolis police officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd's civil rights says the police department didn't adequately train new officers on certain policies and taught them to obey their superiors.
Firefighter: Floyd ‘needed help and wasn’t getting it’
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department's training division at the time of George Floyd's killing has testified that three officers on trial for allegedly violating Floyd's civil rights would have been trained to use the least amount of force necessary.
Defense attorney for one of the 3 former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death said Chauvin called 'all of the shots' in the fatal police encounter
The federal civil rights trial of Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng began Monday in connection to the death of George Floyd in May 2020.news.yahoo.com