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Ex-Minneapolis Cop Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting Manslaughter of George Floyd

HeadlineOct 25, 2022

In Minnesota, former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng accepted a deal Monday that will see him plead guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. In exchange, state prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge against Kueng, who faces a likely 42-month prison term at a future sentencing hearing. On Monday, another former officer, Tou Thao, waived his right to have a jury decide his fate, and will instead have a judge weigh existing evidence against him in a stipulated bench trial. Thao and Kueng are already serving federal prison terms after they were convicted of depriving George Floyd of his constitutional rights.

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