Three more Minneapolis cops are now facing charges in the death of George Floyd. Despite the fact that former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday, the focus now shifts to the three other former officers who are still on trial.
Ex-cops J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, all of whom are currently free on $750,000 bail, are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 23. According to the New York Post, they face charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death in May 2020. On the most serious charge, they could face up to 40 years in jail.
While we wait for that, for Floyd’s family, the next step is legislative action, KARE11 reports. Rodney Floyd, George’s younger brother, spoke at a press conference held by the family and their attorney following Chauvin’s conviction and said they would “keep pressure on the Senate.”
“We’re going to try to get the George Floyd Act passed,” Rodney said. The act, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last June, addresses policing practices and law enforcement accountability. The bill passed in the House on March 3 and awaits a vote in the Senate, the news site notes.