Lawyers: 3 Minneapolis Ex-Cops Want Floyd Gag Order Lifted
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Attorneys for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged in the death of George Floyd are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the case.
Attorneys for Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao said in court filings Monday that a gag order should not have been issued without a public hearing.
They said prosecutors and public officials have already made comments that could prejudice a potential jury pool against their clients.
Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes.