The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Tou Thao, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights in 2020. This decision upholds Thao's sentence of 3.25 years in prison, marking the final major legal development in the aftermath of Floyd's death.
Thao was found guilty on two counts: deprivation of rights under color of law for failing to intervene during Derek Chauvin's restraint of Floyd, and deliberate indifference to a serious medical need for neglecting Floyd's pleas for help while. . .