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Federal trial of former Mpls police officers kicks off in St. Paul

The federal civil rights trial of J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao for their role in the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, kicked off today with the selection of 12 jurors. Local activists chanted “One down, three to go, ” among other calls before demonstrating in front of St. Paul’s federal courthouse. The trio of former officers are accused of aiding Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd by not intervening in May 2020. 
The jurors were selected from a pool of 67, who were questions by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson. 
Opening statements were scheduled for Monday, Jan.24. 
A verdict had not been reached in time for publication. 
It is believed that the trial will be speedy.

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