The 4 accused ex-police involved in George FloydDeath asks for a place of change for their trial … says the crowds of citizens outside the courthouse terrorize them.
Alexander Kueng filed a motion with the court to change the premises out of Hennepin County … claiming that Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane as well as their lawyers were all exposed to a dangerous situation outside the courthouse after a hearing last month.
In documents obtained by TMZ, Kueng says there was no recognizable plan in place prior to the hearing to ensure their safety and orderly entry. He adds Chauvin – who pressed his knees on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes – was subjected to “humiliation by being paraded publicly dressed in prison clothes and body armor.”
Kueng, who says the other officers have filed similar motions to move the trial, says they were also harassed by walking in and out of the courthouse. As we reported … it was the ex-police greeted by angry protesters when they left the court.
Kueng claims that Thao in particular was followed in several blocks by intimidating protesters as he left the court. He also claims that Lane was physically assaulted.
For these reasons, Kueng says it is not safe for any of them to sue in Hennepin County. Moreover, he claims they can not get a fair trial there because the jury will be swayed by the screaming crowds outside.