Prosecution Rests in George Floyd Federal Trial
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case against three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
The prosecution rested Monday after nearly three weeks of testimony from bystanders, doctors, police officers and others. J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of depriving Floyd of medical care while the Black man was handcuffed, facedown as Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck. Kueng and Thao are also accused of failing to intervene to stop the May 25, 2020, killing that triggered protests worldwide.
Earlier Monday, the teenager who recorded the widely seen video of Floyd’s killing began crying as she started testifying, prompting the judge to take a quick, unexpected break.