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Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank offered to drop felony charges against Kueng and Thao for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder of George Floyd if they pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of aiding and abetting manslaughter.
Wright was fatally shot by Potter — who said she mistook her gun for her Taser — during a traffic stop; the vehicle then crashed nearby. The lawsuit says Albrecht-Payton, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered a broken jaw and a concussion — along with the emotional trauma of watching Wright die from a gunshot wound.
Authorities say the snipers, posted on a building roof across the street, shot Sundberg early Thursday morning, July 14, less than a minute after allegedly threatening to shoot officers.
Federal prosecutors are seeking 61⁄2 years in prison for Lane, well below the more than 20-year sentence a judge imposed on Derek Chauvin earlier this month.

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Jury selection in the case was set to begin June 14. Opening statements were slated for July 5.
By entering the plea on Wednesday, now-former officer Thomas Lane avoided an upcoming trial on the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane are charged in Hennepin County District Court with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s killing.
Reuters identified five police trainers whose political commentary on social media has echoed extremist opinions or who have public ties to far-right figures. They work for one or more of 35 firms that advertised at least 10 police or public-safety training sessions in 2021.
A brief body camera excerpt released by the city after the shooting showed officers opening the door of the apartment where the 22-year-old Locke was staying. Officers did not knock before entering. Seconds later, Locke is seen stirring from underneath a blanket and holding a handgun just before he was shot.
Did the controversial term originate in a missed serial killing? Contested diagnosis is commonly cited in cases of death while in police custody, but a new report says it arose from a failure to spot murders at the hand of a mid-1980s, Miami-based killer of Black women.

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The jury's closed-door discussions began shortly before 10 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. Lunch was provided to them in the deliberation room so they were able to work without a break. The 12-person, all-white panel was expected to return for more discussions at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Attorneys for prosecution, defense deliver closing arguments
Ex-cop Thomas Lane takes the stand in federal civil rights trial; closing arguments Tuesday

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