Two cops receive federal sentences for participation George Floyd murder

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The last two former Minneapolis police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during his May 2020 [murder] were sentenced on Wednesday in federal court to three- and three-and-a-half-year penalties a judge said reflected their level of culpability in a case that sparked worldwide protests as part of a reckoning over racial injustice. J Alexander Kueng was sentenced to three years and Tou Thao received three-and-a-half. They were convicted in February of two counts of violating Floyd’s civil rights. The jury found they deprived the 46-year-old [b]lack man of medical care and failed to stop Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes. As Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck, Kueng held Floyd’s back, Thomas Lane held his feet and Thao kept bystanders back during the [murder], which was recorded by bystanders.” (07/27/22)