The 3 ex-cops, who were present during George Floyd’s arrest being escalated as it was turned into a murder by Derek Chauvin, were found guilty during the civil rights case for the deceased.

The 3 former police officers, namely Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, were found guilty on all charges after a month-long trial probing into their standing in the case, as per a report by TMZ.

A panel with 12 people took to delivering the verdict after 2 days of constantly deliberating on the decision. The three were charged with a count of the deprivation of rights under color of the law as they failed to provide medical aid to Floyd.

Thao and Kueng were also charged with failure in intervening as Chauvin was using deadly force on George Floyd. Lane was captured in camera trying to inquire about the suspicious scene and asking if Floyd should be turned to his back, only for Chauvin to overrule him.

The legal problems of the 3 cops are not at an end just yet. Later this year they have to face a state criminal drive. The ex-cops argued that as Chauvin was a senior officer with a lot more experience in the field, they followed his command, though they regret that Floyd died under the circumstances.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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