All Minneapolis Officers Now Arrested for George Floyd’s Murder

All Minneapolis Officers Now Arrested for George Floyd’s Murder

Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane have been arrested on charges of being accessories to second degree murder in the death of George Floyd. We have a composite of their mugshots uploaded with this post and we are also using it as the header image on our Facebook page. According to the Hennepin County Jail they are all being held on bail of $1,000,000 each but the media reports that at their arraignments the judge said they could go home for as little as $750,000 each. The following information is from their jail profiles:

Full Name: THAO, TOU NMN

Booking Number: 2020010812

Age: 34

PAK Number: 202002523

Sheriff’s Custody: IN CUSTODY

Housing Location: MINNEAPOLIS CITY HALL Address

Received Date/Time: 6/3/20, 5:08 PM

Arrested By: MN BCA

Full Name: KUENG, J ALEXANDER

Booking Number: 2020010807

Age: 26

PAK Number: 202002520

Sheriff’s Custody: IN CUSTODY

Housing Location: PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY

Received Date/Time: 6/3/20, 2:39 PM

Arrested By: MN BCA

Full Name: LANE, THOMAS KEIRNAN

Booking Number: 2020010811

Age: 37

PAK Number: 202002522

Sheriff’s Custody: IN CUSTODY

Housing Location: PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY

Received Date/Time: 6/3/20, 4:48 PM

Arrested By: MN BCA

The charges against them are all the same, so to for the same of efficiency were are only copying the charges against Tou Thao. Tou Thao is the most senior accomplice of Derek Chauvin’s. Thao’s charges are as follows:

Charge: 1

Description: MURDER – 2ND DEGREE – WITHOUT INTENT – WHILE COMMITTING A FELONY

Charged By: MN BCA

Reason for Arrest: WARRANT

Severity of Charge: FELONY

State of Charge:

Bail Information: $1,000,000 BAIL SET BY DC

MNCIS Case #: 27CR2012949

Court Appearance: 6/29/20, 9:00 AM DOWNTOWN

Charge: 2

Description: MANSLAUGHTER – 2ND DEGREE – CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE CREATING UNREASONABLE RISK

Charged By: MN BCA

Reason for Arrest: WARRANT

Severity of Charge: FELONY

State of Charge:

Bail Information: $0

MNCIS Case #: 27CR2012949

Court Appearance: 6/29/20, 9:00 AM DOWNTOWN

We are uploading a copy of the complaints in PDf format with this article. The statements of probably cause is strikingly similar to the first statement filed against Derek Chauvin which can be found at https://copblaster.com/blast/25741/derek-chauvins-mugshot-released-following-his-arrest-for-murder. The noticeable differences include new information from the medical examiner calling Floyd’s murder a homicide.

The new parts of the Statement of Probable Cause are as follows:

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr.Floyd’s autopsy on May26,2020. While the ME did not observe physical findings supportive of mechanical asphyxia, the ME opines that Mr. Floyd died from cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officers. The autopsy revealed that Mr. Floyd had arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, and toxicology testing revealed the presence of fentanyl and evidence of recent methamphetamine use. The ME opined that the effects of the officers restraint of Mr. Floyd, his underlying health conditions, and the presence of the drugs contributed to his death. The ME listed the cause of death as “[c]ardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression,” and concluded the manner of death was homicide.

The defendant and Officers Lange and Kueng subdued Mr. Floyd prone to the ground in this manner for nearly 9 minutes. During this time, Mr. Floyd repeatedly stated he could not breathe and his physical condition continued to deteriorate such that force was no longer necessary to control him. The defendant had his knee on Mr.Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive.Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous. Officer Chauvin’s restraint of Mr. Floyd in this manner for a prolonged period was a substantial causal factor in Mr. Floyd losing consciousness, constituting substantial bodily harm, and Mr. Floyd’s death as well.

The charging instruments against the officers contain the following personal information including home addresses:

TOU THAO DOB: 01/02/1986

1311 130th Lane NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448

J ALEXANDER KUENG DOB: 10/08/1993

4350 Trenton Lane N

#217

Plymouth, MN 55442

THOMAS KIERNAN LANE DOB: 03/08/1983

574 Continental Drive

St. Paul, MN 55112

Published at Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:02:37 +0000

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