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George Floyd Murder: Ex-Cop Tou Thao Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years in Prison

HeadlineAug 08, 2023

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on state charges for his role in the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020. Thao held the crowd back while officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground with a knee on his neck for over nine minutes. Thao is already serving a 42-month federal prison sentence for violating Floyd’s federal civil rights.

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