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Trial of 3 ex-officers charged in George Floyd's death delayed to 2022

This comes after the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against the officers last week.
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The trial for the three other former officers charged in connection toGeorge Floyd's death will be delayed until 2022, a judge ruled Thursday. 

Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill delayed the trial for Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng until March 7, 2022.

Cahill said the federal charges brought against the officers last week are more serious from a penalty standpoint and the defense teams also deserve space from publicity related to that case, according to MPR News' reporter Jon Collins, who was at Thursday's hearing. 

The three officers are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. They were scheduled to go to trial in August. 

Derek Chauvin, the other officer involved in Floyd's death, was convicted of murder and has since been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with federal counts as well. 

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