EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing
January 23, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing are on trial on charges they violated the Black man's civil rights. In opening statements Monday, a prosecutor accused J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao of standing by as Chauvin "slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them."
One defense attorney countered that Chauvin, the senior officer, called the shots that day.
Floyd, 46, died on May 20, 2020, after Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck and pinned him to the street for 9 1/2 minutes as h...