Latest J. Alexander Kueng News

Media attorney: It's time to release names of Chauvin jurors

Aug. 04, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of news media outlets has asked the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him in the death of George Floyd, saying there is no known threat to juror safety that would warrant keeping their names sealed....

Ex-cops charged in Floyd death want separation from Chauvin

Aug. 03, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd's neck as the Black...

Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death

Jun. 25, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being...

March trial schedule set for 3 ex-officers in Floyd's death

Jun. 09, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A more detailed trial schedule for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd has been set for next March, according to an order made public Wednesday. Last month, a judge pushed the trial...

Judge grants delay in civil rights case over Floyd's death

Jun. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A magistrate judge has delayed until September the arraignment of four former Minneapolis police officers charged with federal civil rights violations in George Floyd's death, ruling Friday that the case is complex and not subject to time restraints under the Speedy...

Prosecutors want more time for federal trial in Floyd death

Jun. 02, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to prepare for the federal trial of four former police officers facing civil rights charges in George Floyd's death, calling the case unusual and complex due in part to the sheer volume of evidence. ...

Chauvin makes appearance on federal charges in Floyd's death

Jun. 01, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death made his initial appearance Tuesday on federal charges alleging he violated Floyd's civil rights by pinning the Black man to the pavement with his knee. ...

Appeals court hears case of 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd death

May. 20, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the state and for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd 's death appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Thursday as prosecutors sought to add an additional charge to the case. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng...

Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

May. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be arraigned on...

Trial for 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd’s death pushed to March

May. 13, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, in part to allow the publicity over Derek Chauvin's conviction to cool off, a judge ruled Thursday. ...