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Three Former Minneapolis Cops Guilty of Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

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FILE – This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, from left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The former policer officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man was handcuffed and facedown on the street on May 25, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

A federal jury has found three former Minneapolis police officers guilty of violating the civil rights of George Floyd.

The jury determined the trio violated Floyd’s rights when they failed to provide him with medical aid as former cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest in 2020.

Officer Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane took part in the arrest of Floyd with Kueng kneeling on his back while Lane held his legs and Thao kept onlookers at bay.

Floyd died as a result of the incident.

Video of the arrest sparked violent, widespread protests across the U.S that year.

Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder in 2021 and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

The three men who deprived Floyd of his rights could face life in prison