Prosecutors ask appeals court to allow 3rd-degree murder charge against former MPD officers in Floyd’s death – About Your Online Magazine


From left: Derek Chauvin, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Photo: Hennepin County Jail.

From left: Derek Chauvin, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Josh Skluzacek

Updated: February 23, 2021 11:10 AM

Date created: February 23, 2021 10:21


Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to allow them to add third-degree murder charges against the four former Minneapolis police officers accused of George Floyd’s death.

The appeal, filed on Monday, comes after Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill – who will preside over the Derek Chauvin trial and a later one for Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng – denied prosecutors’ motion to add third-degree murder charges against defendants earlier this month.



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