The lawsuit claims officers put protesters in danger and used intimidation to stop them from exercising their First Amendment rights.
Pride and Black Lives Matter came together this weekend for a meaningful demonstration in the city where George Floyd was killed
The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city's voters would have the final say.
Some think change needs to come from the top, others say they are doing a tough job and under attack.
"Sad that we can see what is in a video, but not what is right in front of our eyes."
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.
An Aurora man is facing federal charges alleging he threw an explosive at a police vehicle during George Floyd-related unrest in Naperville earlier this month.
The City of Minneapolis on Friday is expected to take the first steps toward eliminating its police department, a monumental change sparked by the in-custody death of George Floyd.
The lawsuit claims police violated protesters' Constitutional rights when using chemicals and other "less-lethal" methods to break up crowds of "nonviolent protesters."
Tou Thao, age 34, is the third former officer accused in Floyd's death to be released on bond
It "remains to be seen" if all four defendants — Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — will be tried jointly or separately.
The Minneapolis City Council has unanimously voted to change the city charter, so that their police department can be dismantled.