Former officers to appear in court Monday in George Floyd killing

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Former officers to appear in court Monday in George Floyd killing

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This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shows, top row from left, Derek Chauvin, and J. Alexander Kueng, bottom row from left, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP) ORG XMIT: MERb94d70b464e51825803a0f1318c0c Four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd are scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are scheduled to appear one at a time for an omnibus hearing starting at 12:15 p.m.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter and will appear remotely via TV from the state prison at Oak Park Heights, where he is being held on $1.25 million bail.

The other three are charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.

Kueng posted bond on a $750,000 bail and is out-of-custody. Lane posted cash bail on the same amount and is out-of-custody. Thao remains in jail on $1 million bail without conditions or $750,000 bail with conditions.

Omnibus hearings are typically procedural and cover issues such as the probable cause evidence that supports the charges, evidentiary issues and discovery, the process of state officials sharing evidence in the case with defense […]

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