Testimony to continue Wednesday in federal trial of former Minneapolis officers

Testimony in a federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers is expected to resume Wednesday.

Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are charged with depriving George Floyd of his civil rights in the 2020 arrest that resulted in his death.

Kueng and Thao also face an additional charge of depriving Floyd of his civil rights for not helping Floyd.

Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty in his federal case back in December.

Defense attorneys contend the officers received inadequate training and have challenged statements by officials that Minneapolis officers are not trained to use their knees to pin people down the way Chauvin did.

Wednesday is the tenth day of the trial.

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This is a developing story. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will continue to update it throughout the day as the trial continues.