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Trial of 3 ex-officers in Floyd death won’t be livestreamed FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, from left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The former policer officers are on trial in federal court accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him. Judge Paul Magnuson abruptly recessed on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 after one of the defendants tested positive for COVID-19. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that the trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting George Floyd’s killing will not be live-streamed.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill cited the threat of COVID-19 to allow live streaming of last year’s murder trial of Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s death. But he said in his order Tuesday that the pandemic has receded to the point that he cannot override the other three officers’ objections to live audiovisual coverage.

The trial for former Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng is set to begin June 13.


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