Prosecutors overseeing the Minneapolis case involving four ex police officers who are charged in the kneeling death of George Floyd have requested the trial be delayed for three months due to the current pandemic according to court records. A recent petition listed Covid-19 and vaccine distribution as reasons for the petition. The officers were originally scheduled to stand trial for the tragic death of Floyd on March 8 but the prosecutors have expressed their intentions to postpone it until June 7th. Court records said the reason for the motion was to “protect public health” while ensuring the “case is resolved expeditiously” as reported by the AP.
Derek Chauvin, Alexander Keung, Tou Thao and Alexander Kueng are all set to stand trial cohesively. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter while the others are responsible to defend aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter charges.
Floyd was a working father who died after Chauvin a white police officer was captured on camera pinning the Black man down by holding his knee and full body weight to his neck for nearly nine minutes despite several cries that he could not breathe.
BY: BEWITTY Staff