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Minnesota Judge Finds Tou Thao Guilty of Aiding and Abetting the Killing of George Floyd

HeadlineMay 03, 2023

In Minnesota, a judge found former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, police murder of George Floyd, which set off nationwide protests against racism. Judge Peter Cahill said Thao “made a conscious decision to actively participate in Floyd’s death” when he held back bystanders, encouraged his fellow officers as they violently pinned Floyd down as the life drained from his body, and blocked him from receiving medical aid. All four former officers involved in Floyd’s murder have been convicted on both state and federal charges. Thao could receive 41 to 57 months in prison when he is sentenced in August.

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