A federal judge convicted this Wednesday former Minneapolis Police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao sentenced to three years in prison and three and a half years in prisonrespectively, by Violating the civil rights of African-American citizen george floyd.
Kueng and Thao, along with former partners Thomas Lane, were convicted in federal court in February of depriving Floyd of his “constitutional right not to deliberately ignore the dire medical needs of a police officer” while in custody. with a clear need for care”.
Lane, another of the Minneapolis Police officers involved in Floyd’s murder, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in late July for violating Floyd’s constitutional rights during that grave arrest that led to Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020.
Prosecutors requested an investigation, The Washington Post reported. “Significantly higher” for Kueng and Thao than Lane’s, but fewer sentences than he received Derek Chavinthe main person responsible for the death that caused months of strong protests that resurrected ancient ghosts.
Floyd was arrested on the way out of a workplace in May 2020 for using a fake bill to pay for a pack of cigarettes. During the operation, he was placed on the ground in handcuffs on his chest.
Chauvin placed his knee on the victim’s neck for nine minutes, despite warnings that he could not breathe.. His death, recorded in a video that circulated the world, sparked a global wave of outrage.