Attorneys: 2 Ex-Cops Charged in Floyd’s Death Were Rookies

Two of the cops charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd had been on the force for just four days when he was killed. Derek Chauvin was their training officer.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man’s cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck, defense attorneys said Thursday. Earl Gray said his client, former Officer Thomas Lane, had no choice but to follow the instructions of Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with…

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