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Plea deal rejected by 3 ex-officers in George Floyd’s death

This photo shows former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.
This photo shows former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.(MGN)
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 3:21 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have revealed that they offered plea deals to three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd, but say the defendants rejected them.

Judge Peter Cahill held a Monday evening hearing mostly to consider whether he has the authority to allow live video coverage of the upcoming trial set for former Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.

Lead prosecutor Matthew Frank did not disclose details of the plea offers in open court.

But he says they were identical and were made in March after a jury convicted the three in a separate trial in February on federal civil rights charges stemming from Floyd’s death.

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