Last former MPD officer sentenced for George Floyd’s murder

Posted on AllSides August 8th, 2023
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The last of the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd–Tou Thao–has finally been sentenced to 57 months (four years and nine months) in state prison. Thao, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was performing crowd control at the northeast corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on May 25, 2020, as his longtime colleague, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. In a 23-minute diatribe citing scripture, an apparently agitated Thao compared his...

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