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Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Killing

Former Minneapolis cop J. Alexander Kueng admits aiding and abetting charge

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Monday to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, just as jury selection was about to begin, per the AP . Another former officer waived his right to a jury trial, setting up an unusual proceeding in which the judge...

Ex-Cop Gets Light Sentence for Role in George Floyd's Death

Thomas Lane's 3-year sentence is below state guidelines

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years. Thomas Lane is already serving a 2.5-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights. When it came to...

A 'Sweet Deal' for Ex-Cop in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane will serve 3 years concurrently with his federal sentence

(Newser) - Ex-Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane will avoid trial next month thanks to a guilty plea issued Wednesday in connection with George Floyd's May 25, 2020, death. The Star Tribune reports Lane pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting manslaughter and will be handed a three-year sentence....

Civil Rights Trial Opens for 3 Cops in George Floyd's Death

Prosecutors say they stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd 'right in front of them'

(Newser) - Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow officer Derek Chauvin "slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them." But one defense attorney countered that Chauvin called "...

More Legal Trouble for Cops in George Floyd Case

Federal grand jury indicts Derek Chauvin, 3 others on civil rights charges

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment...

Trial of 3 Other Cops Is More Important Than Chauvin's

Paul Butler of Washington Post says convictions would dent the 'blue wall of silence'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd. In August comes the trial of three other former Minneapolis officers who were at the scene—Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, all of whom are charged with aiding and abetting . If their trial feels like a lesser event...

New George Floyd Video Prompts an Investigation

'Daily Mail' publishes more of officers' body cam footage in fatal arrest

(Newser) - Authorities in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how Britain's Daily Mail got hold of more footage of George Floyd's fatal arrest. The outlet published roughly 10 minutes of video from ex-officer Thomas Lane's body camera and about 18 minutes from the bodycam of former officer J....

Ohio Shooting Suspect May Have Used Grandpa's Gun

But TJ Lane says he stole gun from uncle, according to an official

(Newser) - TJ Lane, the 17-year-old suspected of killing three students and injuring two others at Chardon High School on Monday, may have opened fire using his grandfather's gun. "The gun was there the day before, in the barn," a neighbor tells the AP , citing a conversation he had...

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