Ex-Minneapolis officer receives almost 5 years for position in George Floyd’s killing

Tou Thao, the final former Minneapolis police officer convicted in state courtroom for his position within the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced Monday to 4 years and 9 months — at the same time as he denied wrongdoing.

Thao had testified that he merely served as a “human visitors cone” when he held again involved bystanders who gathered as former Officer Derek Chauvin, who’s white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes whereas the Black man pleaded for his life on Could 25, 2020.

A bystander video captured Floyd’s fading cries of “I can’t breathe.”