A former cop from Minneapolis, Tou Thao has reportedly been found guilty of his role in George Floyd’s murder.
While some people might believe the decision was a long time coming, as it dates back to Floyd’s murder from 2020, it’s confirmed how he did play a key role in the incident, as confirmed by the Federal Judge today.
The judge who mentioned the verdict today was Peter Cahill who recently filed court documents that were put forward in the public eye on May 1 and published by leading media outlet CNN today.
He was found guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter and will now be sentenced on August 7, sources have confirmed today.
George Floyd made the headlines in May of 2020 when he was brutally killed by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department by kneeling on his neck. The officers suspected that he was in possession of Fentanyl and they just wouldn’t let him go.
Derek Chauvin was the main officer found guilty of kneeling on Floyd’s neck despite his pleading for help as he couldn’t breathe. But that made no difference to the officer who opted to carry on with the brutal actions.
Since Floyd was a black man, the incident sparked major outrage and led to a new and revolutionary movement called the Black Lives Movement which called for American authorities to defund the police for conducting crimes against humanity and for oppressing many black people.
Further outrage and fury arose when shocking footage showed the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for a staggering nine minutes until he was sure that he could no longer breathe.
This whole time, Floyd helplessly asked for help and kept telling the officer that he couldn’t take in air as his airway had been compressed by his actions.
The 177-page court document expressed how the officer named Theo encouraged his three other colleagues to take part in the brutal act that led to Floyd’s killing.