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Floyd, who was black and handcuffed, died on May 25 while arrested. A white police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes while Floyd asked for air and finally stopped moving. In addition to the charges against the police, Floyd’s death led to worldwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
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Thao is scheduled to appear in court on September 11 for aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter.
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Two other former officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, face the same charges as Thao. Derek Chauvin, the officer who leaned his knee against Floyd’s neck, is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter with culpable negligence. He is still in police custody.
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