4 accused former cops involved in George Floyddeaths are asked to change their place of trial … saying that crowds of citizens near the court are terrorizing them.
Alexander Kueng filed a motion with the court to change his place of residence from Hennepin County … claiming that he, Derek Chauvin,, Tu Tao and Thomas Lane and their lawyers found themselves in a dangerous situation outside the court after last month’s hearing.
In documents received by TMZ, Kyung noted that no plan had been recognized prior to the hearings to ensure their safety and order. He adds Chauvin – who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes – was subjected to “humiliation, showing off in public, wearing prison clothes and bulletproof vests.”
Kueng, who says other police officers have filed similar motions to postpone the trial, says they have also been harassed for entering and leaving the court. As we reported … there were former cops met with angry protesters when they left the court.
Kueng claims that, in particular, Tao was watched for several quarters by mocking protesters when he left the court. He also claims that Lane was physically assaulted.
For these reasons, Kueng says it is not safe to sue any of them in Hennepin County. He also claims that they cannot get a fair trial there because the jury will be rocked by screaming crowds in the street.