3 former Minneapolis police officers involved in death of George Floyd want case dismissed

The attorneys for three officers accused of standing by while a colleague knelt down on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man killed in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, have requested the cases against their clients be dismissed, specifically citing what they have described as prosecutorial misconduct. Former police officer Derek Chauvin’s fatal encounter with Floyd was recorded on May 25, 2020, prompting protesters from around the world to demand charges be brought against everyone involved. Chauvin, whose trial is slated to begin in March, is facing counts of second-degree murder and second-degr…

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