Gag order in George Floyd case lifted, no decision yet on body camera footage release
The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd appeared in court on Tuesday.
The hearing focused on a motion from news outlets, including KSTP-TV, over obtaining copies of body camera video from Floyd’s arrest and death. No decision was made on that motion during Tuesday’s hearing.
The hearing also focused on motions filed by the defendants. They wanted the judge to lift a gag order and impose sanctions on Attorney General Keith Ellison for violating that order. During the hearing the gag order was lifted, however, Ellison was not held in contempt.
Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.