Trial of 3 Cops Involved in George Floyd Arrest Postponed to 2022

The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd will be postponed to March 2022, a judge ruled Thursday.

Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. Their trial was set for August 23.

Judge Peter Cahill said he changed the trial date to allow the federal case to proceed first. According to the Associated Press, Cahill said he felt the need to put some distance between the three officers' trial and Derek Chauvin's due to all the publicity around the case.

Chauvin has already been convicted of murder and manslaughter counts. All four also face federal charges that allege they violated Floyd's civil rights during his May 25, 2020, arrest.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is available.

George Floyd Case Postponed
This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows (from left) Minneapolis Police Officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The trial for Kueng, Lane and Thao has been postponed to 2022. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP