Ex-Cops in George Floyd Case Request Change of Venue Citing Angry Crowd
The 4 accused ex-cops involved in George floydDeath of Death demands a change of venue for their trial … saying the crowds of citizens outside the courthouse are terrorizing them.
Alexander Kueng filed a motion with the court to change the location out of Hennepin County … claiming that he, Derek chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas lane and their lawyers have all been put in a dangerous situation outside the courthouse following a hearing last month.
In documents, obtained by TMZ, Kueng says there was no recognizable plan in place before the hearing to ensure their safety and orderly entry. He adds Chauvin – who squeezed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes – was subjected to “humiliation by being exhibited in public wearing prison clothes and body armor”.
Kueng, who says the other cops have filed similar requests to move the trial, says they were also harassed entering and leaving the courthouse. As we reported … the ex-cops were met by angry protesters when they left the court.
Kueng claims Thao, in particular, was followed for several blocks while taunting protesters when he left the court. He also claims that Lane was physically assaulted.
For these reasons, Kueng says it is not safe for any of them to stand trial in Hennepin County. Plus, he claims they can’t get a fair trial there because the jury would be swayed by the screaming crowds outside.
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