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Tou Thao sentenced to over 4 years for role in George Floyd murder

A state court has sentenced Tou Thao, one of the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder, to four years and nine months in prison, CNN reports.

Thao was the former officer pictured in a video standing in front of former officer Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck. He prevented a group of bystanders from helping Floyd.

Thao faced a stipulated evidence trial for his role in Floyd’s murder, CNN reports. It meant that his conviction was in the hands of Judge Peter Cahill, who also presided over Chauvin’s trial. Judge Cahill ultimately returned with a guilty verdict in May.

According to FOX 9, Judge Cahill sentenced Thao to 57 months in prison on Monday, August 7. The sentence was six months longer than the 51-month sentence the prosecution had recommended.

“I was hoping for a little more remorse, regret, acknowledgment of some responsibility. And less preaching,” Cahill said to Thao during sentencing, according to FOX 9.

Thao is currently serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence after being convicted in federal court of depriving Floyd of his civil rights.

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  1. Meanwhile the man who killed literally killed an Asian person in New York was released because they said he was having a “bad” day. Or the guy in Oakland who repeatedly attacked and stomped and bashed asian seniors to the ground in Oakland. Guess what he was arrested in 2021 for who knows how many hours. 2 weeks ago he arrested again this time across the bridge in San Francisco where he knocked an Asian woman to the ground smashing her legs and head and guess what justice does not get to see the light of day because america has normalized racial violence and killings of asian americans like it is something normally and tolerated… If these were white people or another race we would have a national emergency declared by now and trillions set aside to combat this hate and normalized violence and modern day lynchings happening everyday to this community to psychologically Instill fear…

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