In recent days, people were protesting against the system for justice for George Floyd. Those who don’t know, George Floyd was a 46-year-old African-American, black man, who was killed/murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. However, there are more involved in the case – Tou Thao (badge number 7162), Thomas Lane, and J Alexander Kueng.
Earlier, it was said that only the ex-officer Derek Chauvin (badge number 1087) would be charged. But the viral video clearly shows Derek kneeling on the George Floyd. Tou Thao didn’t involve physically in the murder of Goerge Floyd. Thou was seen interacting with the eyewitnesses. Earlier, all the former police officers were charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
But, as of Wednesday, their charges have been upgraded to 2nd-degree murder, and 2nd-degree manslaughter. Tou Thao, 40-year-old, Asian-American ex Minneapolis Police Officer, has been charged for aiding and abetting 2nd murder along with manslaughter. He is one of the four policemen involved in the murder of George Floyd.
The Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison said,
We’re deeply saddened by the loss of George Floyd. He should have been alive today but unfortunately, he is not. Today I press charges against the ex Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with 2nd-degree murder. The evidence delivered has shown concrete proofs of manslaughter.
Arrest warrants have been issued for the three ex MPD officers, J.A Keung, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Also, I would like to mention that I press charges against the three officers for aiding and abetting in a second-degree murder case. I hope these developments would bring justice for the family.
Aiding and abetting for 2nd-degree murder will lead up to 40 years of imprisonment, 3rd-degree murder up to 25 years, and a payment of up to $40,000, and 2nd-degree manslaughter up to 10 years in prison.
This conspiration for the murder of George Floyd has shaken the whole nation. People have forgotten the virus pandemic. And joined hand in hand for George Floyd Protest which finally came to a conclusion.
But this protest has given birth to unexpected riots, damage to public property, and historical monuments. Millions of Americans came outside of their house and offices for justice to mankind and remove racism from the atmosphere.
Who is Tou Thao? (ex Minneapolis Police Officer)
The 40-year-old, raised in Minneapolis, United States. He entered the police academy in 2009. In 2012, he was hired by the Minneapolis police in a full-time position. He along with the other 3 officers were fired from the job on May 26, 2020.
Read: WHO IS DEREK CHAUVIN?
Previous Complaints Against Tou Thao
Besides involving Floyd’s murder, six other complaints have previously been filed against him but that doesn’t stop him. Back in October 2014, he with his fellow police officer, Robert Thunder had the job to arrest Lamar Ferguson.
But they assaulted him physically, given medical treatments in the hospital, then put him into the jail. Thou didn’t face any disciplinary action for those six complaints.
Ferguson was aware of some legal proceedings, so, he filed a complaint against them for use of excessive force and in the end, the Minneapolis Police Department has to pay $25,000 to Ferguson.
Read: WHO IS THOMAS LANE?
How are Tou Thao and George Floyd Murder Case Related?
- Thou and Chauvin arrived at the scene together.
- He didn’t even physically touch Floyd during the fatal incident.
- He was seen interacting the eye-witnesses telling on-lookers to get back in the sidewalk.
- His lawyer, Criminal defense attorney Robert Paulie said that Thou fled and left Minnesota after the video of George Floyd’s death went viral.
- Several fake social media posts allegedly connected Derek Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin as Thou’s sister.
Tou Thao Wiki/Biography
|Real Full Birth Name||Tou Thao.|
|Profession||Former Police Officer.|
|Age (As of 2020)||40 years old.|
|In The News For||He is one of the four ex-Minneapolis (Minnesota) police officers involved in George Floyd’s death.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1980.|
|Tou Thao Nationality||American.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||NA.|
|House In||Minnesota, USA.|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″.
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||38-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.5.|
|Parents||Father: Name not available.
Mother: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not disclosed.|
|Thao Wife/Spouse Name||Not Known.|
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|University/College||Minneapolis Police Academy.|
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