On October 24, 2022 former Minnesota police officer J. Alexander Kueng (represented by attorney Thomas Plunkett) accepted a plea deal in the charge of aiding and abetting manslaughter in the state case against him in his role in the death of George Floyd. Kueng will serve 3-1/2 years in prison for not attempting to to stop officer Chauvin from kneeling on Floyd.

That same afternoon former officer Tou Thao (represented by attorney Robert Paule) opted to forgo another jury trial and instead chose to let Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill decide his guilt or innocence in the death of George Floyd using stipulated evidence. Thao insists he did nothing wrong as he attempted to stand by managing the crowd instead of intervening while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd. Judge Cahill has until May 1, 2023 to issue his ruling.

Thao and Kueng have already been convicted of charges in Federal court and are currently serving those sentences. These sketches were for separate state charges.

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