The trial of ex-police officers who participated in the detention of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis will begin in March next year, NBC reported, citing Hennepin County judge Peter Cahill.
According to the TV channel, the judge said that “it remains to be seen” whether the trial of all four former police officers will take place simultaneously, but the first meeting will be held on March 8, 2021.
Four ex-police officers-Thomas Lane, Alexander Quang, Tu Tao, and Derek Chauvin – appeared in court in Hennepin County on Monday, more than a month after the tragic incident.
A wave of protests and riots swept through US cities after the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis when police detained him. Videos surfaced on the Internet showing police officers handcuffing Floyd, knocking him down, and three of them leaning on him, with one of them putting a knee on his neck. Floyd, in the video, says several times that he can’t breathe, then goes quiet. He died in intensive care. Four police officers were fired after the riots started, and one of them was charged with murder.