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Former Minneapolis Officers Sentenced for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

HeadlineJul 28, 2022

In Minnesota, a federal judge has sentenced former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao for violating the civil rights of George Floyd. Kueng received a three-year sentence, while Thao was given a three-and-a-half-year prison term. Both officers were convicted in February of failing to come to Floyd’s aid as their colleague Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over nine minutes, killing him. Kueng and Thao still face Minnesota state charges of aiding and abetting murder in a trial scheduled for January.

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