Tou Thao is one of four now-former Minneapolis police officers involved in killing George Floyd. Thao suggested that they bind Floyd's feet to his waist instead of kneeling on his neck, told EMS to arrive more quickly than another officer previously requested, and held back bystanders calling on officers to get off Floyd. He's convicted of failing to intervene in Chauvin's use of unreasonable force and of failing to give Floyd medical aid. Eighth Circuit: The evidence was "not overwhelming," but a reasonable jury could still find him guilty. Conviction affirmed.
(Thao was sentenced Monday morning to four years and nine months in prison by a Hennepin County, Minnesota, judge on separate charges related to his role in Floyd’s May 2020 murder.)