MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Attorneys for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged in the death of George Floyd are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the case.

Attorneys for Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao said in court filings Monday that a gag order should not have been issued without a public hearing.

They said prosecutors and public officials have already made comments that could prejudice a potential jury pool against their clients.

Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes.