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Entertainment Death of George Floyd. Police trial scheduled for March 8, 2021

07:25  30 june  2020
07:25  30 june  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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MINNEAPOLIS — A judge tentatively scheduled a March 2021 trial date for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George The Minneapolis Police Department fired all four of the men in the frenzied aftermath of Floyd ’s death , which set off nationwide demonstrations against

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set a tentative trial date for the four former police officers charged in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd , an unarmed black man Judge Peter Cahill set a March 8 , 2021 , trial for the former officers but did not indicate whether they would be tried separately or together.

L'ex officier de police Alexander Keung (au centre) part avec son avocat Thomas Plunkett après une audience au Centre de sécurité publique du comté de Hennepin le 29 juin 2020, à Minneapolis. ​​© STEPHEN MATUREN / GETTY IMAGE / AFP Ex-police officer Alexander Keung (center) leaves with his lawyer Thomas Plunkett after a hearing at the Hennepin County Public Security Center on June 29, 2020, in Minneapolis.

At the first hearing on the murder of George Floyd on Monday, a judge set March 8 as the possible date for the trial. It may however be reviewed depending on the progress of the procedure.

A Minneapolis judge hoped Monday, June 29, to be able to start the trial of the police officers implied in the murder of George Floyd next March 8, but threatened to disorient him if the parties continued to speak in the media on ce dossier that revolted America .

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MINNEAPOLIS - At least one trial of the police officers charged in the death of George Floyd , which touched off protests around the globe, was scheduled to start in March , a judge said Monday. But Cahill set March 8 as the day that at least the first of these prosecutions should begin.

MINNEAPOLIS - At least one trial of the police officers charged in the death of George Floyd , which touched off protests around the globe, was scheduled But Cahill set March 8 as the day that at least the first of these prosecutions should begin. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder

"I would like the pre-trial publicity not to involve any communication from the families of the parties, their friends or their elected representatives" , said magistrate Peter Cahill during a long-awaited hearing in this city of northern United States .

Dressed in an orange prisoner costume, his face covered with a mask, ex-agent Derek Chauvin appeared by video link from the high security prison where he has been detained for a month. The 44-year-old white man is charged with murder for asphyxiating George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, while kneeling on his neck for long minutes.

Up to 40 years in prison

His three former colleagues Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, who were prosecuted for complicity in the murder, appeared in person before the judge. The first two were released on bail on bail of $ 750,000. The latter is still in custody but has been transferred to court for this hearing.

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Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Floyd 's death was "murder". Cahill asked Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank to use his influence to keep Cahill set a March 8 trial date for the former officers if they are tried together, though he said he expected motions to be filed to separate their trials .

Floyd 's death sparked protests around the world. Former Minneapolis Police officer J. Alexander Keung exits the Hennepin But he also made it clear that he wants defense attorneys and Floyd family members to stay out of the press, too. Cahill set a March 8 trial date for the former officers if

The four men, all of whom were laid off from the police, face up to 40 years in prison.

In a document sent after the hearing, counsel for Alexander Kueng indicated that his client intended to plead "not guilty" and maintain that he had made an "reasonable use of force » to defend himself. The strategies of the other accused have not yet been released.

On May 25, the four agents wanted to arrest George Floyd suspected of having attempted to sell a counterfeit 20 dollar bill in a Minneapolis store. The man in his forties, handcuffed, was pressed to the ground and Constable Derek Chauvin applied his knee to his neck to keep him there.

"I can't breathe anymore" , begged George Floyd several times before he lost consciousness. Despite passers-by, Derek Chauvin continued to apply pressure for almost eight minutes, according to the indictment.

"Great public interest"

The drama, whose images captured by a passerby went viral, has sparked a wave of unprecedented demonstrations since the great marches for civil rights in the 1960s, which has even crossed American borders.

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The first day of trial is currently set for March 8 , 2021 . The four former Minneapolis cops charged in George Floyd 's alleged murder are back in front of a judge and it's the first time we're seeing two of them appear in court. J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas K. Lane strolled into Hennepin County District

Floyd 's death was universally condemned in Minnesota, with elected officials including Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Floyd 's death was "murder." Cahill asked Assistant Attorney General Cahill set a March 8 trial date for the former officers if they are tried together, though he

At the hearing, Derek Chauvin’s lawyer complained that many officials, including the mayor of Minneapolis or even President Donald Trump , commented on the case. "This is a matter of great public interest" , admitted Mr. Eric Nelson, "but if these statements continue I will ask the courts" to ban them, he threatened.

Judge Peter Cahill, who had banned the cameras in the courtroom, also wanted the case to go to court, not the media. Otherwise, the trial will have to be changed outside of Hennepin County, he said.

The magistrate fixed March 8, 2021 as the possible date for its holding. This may however be reviewed depending on the progress of the procedure.

“I am not angry with anyone”

Prosecutor Matthew Frank also said he wanted “a fair trial” and undertook to recommend to the family, the elected officials and the investigators in charge of the case refrain from commenting on the matter publicly in the future. But "I can't force them" , he admitted.

At the same time, outside of the courthouse, an uncle of George Floyd wanted the trial not to be held in Minnesota. "I am not mad at anyone" , Selwyn Jones, who came from South Dakota on purpose for the hearing, told reporters.

But for him the trial "will not be fair" if it takes place in this state where the black population is very minority. The next hearing has been set for September 11.

United States. George Floyd said the police were going to "kill" him .
© Kerem Yucel / AFP The death of George Floyd sparked a massive protest movement in the United States. A transcription from the police officers' individual cameras reveals the last words of George Floyd. The latter, feeling himself dying, addressed his mother and his children.

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