Floyd Attorney Cites New Evidence For Possible 1st Degree Charge For Cop


The family of George Floyd isn't giving up on pushing for a first-degree murder charge for Derek Chauvin. Their attorney says it's still possible based on what he calls "newly discovered evidence."

Among other things, Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump points to the fact that Chauvin and Floyd worked at the same night club and didn't like each other. He also references the fact that the bodycam audio of Chauvin and the three other officers, reveals that at least one of the other officers suggested Chauvin stop – or that Floyd should be turned over.

On that note, we’re learning more about the three other fired Minneapolis cops charged with aiding in Floyd's death. They currently remain behind bars on 750-thousand dollars bail.

Alexander Kueng [[keng]] was on his third full shift as a police officer when the fatal arrest occurred. Kueng’s attorney, Tom Plunkett, says Kueng told his fellow officers as they were detaining Floyd, "You shouldn't do that."

Thomas Lane had only been on the force for only four days. His attorney, Earl Gray, says Lane asked Chauvin about rolling Floyd over twice and expressed concern that Floyd may be in "delirium.” Gray added, "What is my client supposed to do other than follow what the training officer said?"

Tou Thao, the officer seen in the video of Floyd’s killing holding the back the crowd had been on the force since 2012.

All four of the former officers face maximum sentences of 40 years in prison – none have yet offered a plea.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune