MINNEAPOLIS – A judge issued $ 750,000 bail on Thursday for three dismissed Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting the killing of George Floyd, a memorial service was held.
Tau Tao, Thomas Lane and J.
The Minneapolis Police Department sacked them last week with Derek Chuvv, charged with second-degree murder and second-degree murder in Floyd’s May 25 death. The widely viewed viewer video shows a white police officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck, ignoring the African American man’s pleas and not breathing until he stops moving.
Defense lawyers argued for lower bail. Chouvin was the training officer for Lane and Kueng, who were on the job for four and three days, respectively.
Defendants usually do not enter a plea when they first appear in Minnesota courts, which can be summary proceedings. Judge Paul Skogin set their next court date for June 29.
If convicted, Sauv faces a maximum of 40 years in prison for murder and 10 years for the murder. Under Minnesota law, aiding and abetting a second-degree murder is equivalent to a second-degree murder charge, so Tao, Lane and Kueng face the same fines as Zuv if found guilty.
Sauv’s first court appearance has not been set. He was arrested on May 29. The latest criminal complaint against him states that his actions were “a significant cause of Mr. Floyd’s loss of consciousness, significant bodily harm, and even death of Mr. Floyd.”
The details of the other three complaints are almost identical to those filed against the suv. The complaint against Lane, 37, mentions that he had heard of Floyd rolling on his side and wondered about depression, but Lane said, “Mr. He did not take any action to help Floyd, change his position or reduce his power. ” Mr. Officers used it against Floyd. “
The 26-year-old complains against Kueng, who says he was positioned between Chuvin and Lane and could hear their opinions. The complaint against the 34-year-old Tao, who was seen in cellphone video standing next to a crowd of spectators, said Tao initially received a restraining order from the team’s car, “but officials decided not to use it and maintained their positions.”
Following nationwide protests that determine police brutality and discrimination, the state ordered Tim Walls and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to investigate the police department’s civil rights inquiry into its history of racial discrimination and find solutions to systemic change.