Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were found guilty of federal civil rights violations on Thursday for failing to intervene in the murder of George Floyd. Last April, ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for Floyd’s death during an arrest in May 2020.
Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane were convicted on all charges, which accused the trio of failing to render medical aid to Floyd. Kueng and Thao were also charged for failing to intervene.
Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck.
What people are saying?
Senator Dick Durbin His name was George Floyd. He was a father, a brother, a son, a friend. He died with the knee of a police officer on his neck—an image that haunts me to this day. The injustice of his killing is undeniable, but I hope today’s verdict gives his loved ones some semblance of peace.
Nina Moini Philonese Floyd, brother of George Floyd, says he is pleased with the verdict but “I can’t get my brother back” – urges Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act which has not passed after Floyd’s death.