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1 plea, 1 alternate approach avert trial over Floyd's death

Oct. 24, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another long and painful trial over the killing of George Floyd was averted on Monday after one former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and another agreed to take a more uncommon approach and let a judge decide his fate based on the evidence in the...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Oct. 23, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

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

Key players in trial of ex-cops charged in Floyd's killing

Oct. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thou are both charged with aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. ...

2 cops head to trial for aiding George Floyd's killing

Oct. 23, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death are heading to trial on state aiding and abetting counts, the third and likely final criminal proceeding in a killing that mobilized protesters worldwide against racial injustice in policing. ...

State, cops seek to bar evidence in trial over Floyd killing

Oct. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd have filed more than 100 motions to limit testimony or evidence at trial — with many requests relying heavily on what happened at the previous two trials in...

2 guilty of violating Floyd's rights to begin federal term

Oct. 03, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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...

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd's death

Sep. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was...

Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd

Sep. 21, 2022 10:11 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd.