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Cops convicted in the death of George Floyd sentenced to prison

by Ezekiel J. Walker
Cops convicted in the death of George Floyd sentenced to prison
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Two former police officers convicted on federal charges in the death of George Floyd were both sentenced Wednesday to prison terms.

According to ABC News, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson in back-to-back hearings.

Magnuson, who noted that Kueng was a rookie cop at the time of Floyd’s death, sentenced him to serve three years in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, according to St. Paul ABC affiliate KSTP.

In a separate hearing, Magnuson sentenced Thao, a nine-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department at the time of Floyd’s death, to 3 1/2 years in prison, also followed by two years of supervised release, KSTP reported.

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