March Trial Schedule Set for Three Ex-Officers in Floyd’s Death
MINNEAPOLIS-A more detailed trial schedule for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd has been set for next March.
Last month, a judge pushed the trial of Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao out to next March, in part because he wanted publicity from the trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin to cool down.
According to the scheduling order made public Wednesday, the court will be in session on March 7 to deal with any evidentiary motions or administrative issues. Jury selection begins March 8 and opening statements are March 28.
The death of Floyd, who was Black, led to worldwide protests and calls for change in policing.