Former Officer Convicted Of Aiding And Abetting Manslaughter In George Floyd’s Death

(Minneapolis, MN) — A former Minneapolis officer has been found guilty of aiding and abetting manslaughter in connection to the murder of George Floyd. In a nearly 200-page verdict, a Minnesota judge said Tou Thao “made a conscious decision to actively participate in Floyd’s death.” The judge noted that Thao held back concerned bystanders and prevented an off-duty firefighter from providing medical aid to Floyd. Thao’s trial was the last of the state and federal trials involving the four former officers involved in Floyd’s killing. The death of Floyd was captured on video and lead to protests against police violence around the world.

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