Judge denies motion of acquittal for former Minneapolis officers involved in George Floyd’s death
A motion to acquit the three former officers involved in George Floyd’s death was denied on Wednesday, according to court documents.
The three former officers, Tou Tao, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng, were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights in February this year.
Another former officer, Derek Chauvin, was convicted of George Floyd’s murder and sentenced to 22½ years (270 months) in prison.
Court documents concluded that the “Defendants’ convictions are supported by evidence, and Defendants did not establish that prosecutorial misconduct deprived them of their rights,” and the motions for judgment of acquittal were denied.
Thao and Kueng also each filed a motion for mistrial, claiming prosecutorial misconduct, and Lane joined the defendant’s motions. Court records show a judge also denied those as well.