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Attorney Zorislav Leyderman wrote in his civil complaint against the city and an unidentified officer referred to as J. Doe that the woman was shot after officers moved to disperse her group of peaceful protesters.
Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office is leading the prosecution of the two officers, has said the current trial date of Jan. 5 amounts to a delay in the justice that the Floyd family and others are seeking.
Jury selection in the case was set to begin June 14. Opening statements were slated for July 5.
City officials declined to be interviewed about the future of the building at 3000 Minnehaha Ave. In a statement, the city said it’s being maintained and is monitored regularly, but that there was limited information to share as it examines options.

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Many came to mourn and demand greater police accountability, or to show solidarity with residents who have rallied to keep the square an arts-driven memorial to Floyd.
By entering the plea on Wednesday, now-former officer Thomas Lane avoided an upcoming trial on the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Jaleel Stallings was arrested and charged with attempted murder. A jury last summer found him not guilty of the charges.
Former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane are charged in Hennepin County District Court with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s killing.
Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating Floyd's civil rights. He will serve his federal sentence concurrently with his prison time from his state conviction in Floyd’s murder.
In the appeal filed in Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday, his lawyers raised 14 separate issues, including Judge Peter Cahill's decision to deny Chauvin's request to move the trial out of Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, because of the intense pretrial publicity.

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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights also found that Minneapolis police officers used covert social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and organizations, including political figures, for purposes unrelated to criminal activity. Human rights officials launched their investigation on June 1, 2020, just days after police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The judge did allow livestreaming of the 2021 trial of their former colleague, Derek Chauvin, and had previously indicated that livestreaming would happen this summer.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in Floyd's killing. Their former Minneapolis colleague Derek Chauvin has already been convicted in state court.

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