Former Minneapolis officer Thao seeks dismissal of case

One of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is asking for the charges against him to be dismissed.

According to a filing Wednesday, Tou Thao’s attorney will ask the court to dismiss the charges, saying they aren’t supported by a probable cause.

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Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

The motion says Thao will move for the dismissal of charges on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. "or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard."

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