In Front of Our Eyes
Former officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd while in police custody. The three other ex-cops involved with the arrest — Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao — have been charged with two counts each of aiding and abetting and go on trial in March 2022.
Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases — and the world is watching. MPR News is bringing listeners updates on these monumental cases, and the consequences they hold for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.