(Minneapolis, MN) — The federal government is dropping its appeals involving two former Minneapolis police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s rights during his murder in 2020. The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals acted on the request from federal prosecutors in the cases of J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao. The defendants are still appealing their convictions handed down by a jury last year. Thao was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and Kueng was sentenced to three years.
U.S. Justice Department Drops Appeal Of Federal Sentences Of Ex-Minneapolis Officers
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-13T05:40:17-06:00January 13th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!