Update On Court Cases Related To The Death Of George Floyd

Defence attorneys say two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation. They say a more senior white officer ignored Floyd’s cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck. Earl Gray says former officer Thomas Lane had no choice but to follow the instructions of Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder.

The American Civil Liberties Union and others have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration. It alleges officials violated the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed from a park near the White House by police using smoke bombs and pepper balls before President Donald Trump walked to a nearby church to take a photo. The lawsuit argues that Trump, Attorney General William Barr and other officials unlawfully conspired to violate the protesters’ rights.

Photo Credit: Minneapolis Police Dept.

 

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan