Trial for ex-officers charged with abetting Floyd murder delayed until 2022

13 Mai, 2021, 22:27 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Minnesota Attorney General Ellison announces charges against former police officers involved in Floyd death

The judge also said he wants to put distance between the state trial and the massive publicity that surrounded Derek Chauvin's murder trial - which Cahill also oversaw.

Three other officers who were present at the time of Floyd's death will face trial later this summer.

Attorneys for Floyd's family applauded Cahill's ruling.

Why it matters: Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he wanted to move the date from August 23 to accommodate a new federal case against the officers and Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state charges for Floyd's murder, per AP.

A video taken by a bystander showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as he was handcuffed facedown on the street struggling to breathe.

© Provided by Associated Press El policía Derek Chauvin, considerado culpable de la muerte de George Floyd, es esposado en el tribunal de Minneapolis el 20 de abril del 2021. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25. Under Minnesota guidelines, he would have faced at least 12 years for second-degree murder.

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Prosecutors on April 30 asked Cahill to consider several aggravating circumstances in Floyd's death so that he could make "an upward sentencing departure" in the case. They noted that Chauvin held his position even after Floyd became unresponsive and officers knew he had no pulse.

Cahill, who presided over the trial, will also sentence Chauvin.

A Minnesota judge has ruled that the white former police officer convicted of the murder of African American George Floyd abused his authority and acted with "particular cruelty", paving the way for a potentially longer sentence.

Cahill agreed with all but one of the prosecutors' arguments. He said prosecutors did not prove that Floyd was particularly vulnerable, noting that even though he was handcuffed, he was able to struggle with officers who were trying to put him in a squad auto.

"The renewed movement for racial justice and healing that began in the streets of Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd, and quickly spread throughout the country and around the world, has inspired a deeper awakening to the ways systemic racism form the very foundations of the institutions they make up our common life, including our church", said Loya in a press release issued by the Diocese of MI, whose bishop helped organize the service.

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