Delay sought in ex-officers’ trial over George Floyd’s death

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(from left) Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao; officers involved in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed by three months.

Prosecutors cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of time needed before enough people are vaccinated and health risks are sufficiently diminished. The trial has been scheduled for March 8 for the now-fired police officers charged in the death of Floyd on May 25 while he was forcibly detained on a south Minneapolis street corner.

Prosecutors want to delay the trial until June 7.

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