Judge sets hearing for motion to delay trial for 4 former officers in George Floyd case

A Hennepin County judge is scheduling a hearing for a motion to delay the trial for the former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

According to documents filed in court, on Jan. 11, Judge Peter Cahill will hear arguments over the defense’s request to push the trial back from its original set date of March 8.

Defense lawyers argue they should get more time to prepare because prosecutors entered potential evidence beyond a deadline.

Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are each charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.

All four are set to stand trial together.

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