Federal George Floyd Trial Begins

(Minneapolis, MN) — Jury selection for three former Minneapolis police officers linked to the 2020 killing of George Floyd gets underway today. The defendants face federal charges of abusing their position to deprive Floyd of his rights. Prosecutors will try to prove Tau Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane failed to act as Floyd pleaded for his life under the knee of fellow officer Derek Chauvin.  The state trial of the officers has been moved to June 13th.