On the second anniversary of his murder, Houston will be unveiling a statue of George Floyd in a park in his hometown.
The six Atlanta police officers who were accused of battery and aggravated assault against two HBCU students during a 2020 George Floyd protest have been cleared of all wrongdoing.
Thomas Lane, who held down George Floyd's legs while Derek Chauvin committed murder, had murder charges against him dropped in exchange for a plea deal that could see the ex-Minneapolis police officer released in two years.
In Saginaw, Michigan, 61-year-old Kenneth David Pilon was charged with six counts of interfering with federally protected activities. He's accused of leaving racist notes, nooses, and lynching threats during 2020 protests over the murder of George Floyd.
Attorneys for Derek Chauvin filed an 82-page appeal listing the reasons Chauvin didn't get a fair shake during his criminal trial last year for the murder of George Floyd.
Prosecutors revealed that they offered plea deals to former officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, according to NBC News. The specifics of the deals were not revealed by lead prosecutor Matthew Frank, but it was revealed that the defendants rejected their deals.
The guilty verdicts for former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao for violating George Floyd's civil rights should send a clear message to members of law enforcement who ignore their sworn duties, civil rights leaders said.
In the federal trial against Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng, at least one witness for the prosecution testified he thought George Floyd would die during his fatal encounter with Derek Chauvin in 2020. The ex-cops are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights.
A mostly white jury was selected in the case for Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, the three ex-Minneapolis cops who, along with Derek Chauvin, were involved in George Floyd's death. Judge Paul Magnuson said, “There is absolutely nothing about the subject of religion, race or ethnicity that’s involved in this case.”
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