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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 12:02 AM

Ex-cops blame one another, seek own trials in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for four former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd say that each client should get his own trial, as the officers try to diminish their roles in the Black man's arrest by pointing fingers at one another.

Prosecutors say all four officers should be tried together because the nature of the charges and evidence is similar and “it is impossible to evaluate any individual Defendant’s conduct in a vacuum.”

The former officers are scheduled to appear in court Friday for a hearing on several issues, including the prosecution’s request to hold a joint trial. Other issues that will be argued include defense requests to move the trial away from Minneapolis and to sequester the jury and keep jurors anonymous.

Floyd, who was in handcuffs, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and became motionless. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Read more: https://kdhnews.com/news/nation/ex-cops-blame-one-another-seek-own-trials-in-floyds-death/article_0cf62c80-59d3-59c7-ace8-9992cd034485.html
(Killeen Daily Herald)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:24 AM

1. Remember...

These same little children who are doing the old 'I didn't do it, he did!" used to drive around this town with guns and a decided lack of oversight, regardless of what drivel the department wants to try and get you to believe. I sometimes wonder which 'hell' we are in... Dodge City in the 1800s, or Berlin in the 1930s.

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:41 AM

2. What? There's 11 minutes of video of this man being murdered, basically by a

policeman who was 'training' the other 4. Of course the 4 trainees should get their own trials.

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