State files motion to try former officers charged in George Floyd death together

Wednesday, prosecutors in the case against the four officers charged in connection to the death of George Floyd filed a motion requesting the four defendants be joined for trial.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in video footage with his knee on George Floyd’s neck, face one count of third-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree manslaughter.

Former officers J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao all face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

The motion argues that all the factors needed for a joinder are supported.