On July 29, attorneys for ex-officer Tou Thau filed a motion for dismissal of the criminal charges of aiding and abetting the May 25th killing of George Floyd. The attorneys argue the prosecutors had failed to show that Thao knew that Chauvin and the other officers were going to commit a crime and that Thao’s presence or actions at the scene were done “to further commission of that crime.”
The prosecution’s response is due August 17 with the hearing on the motion set for September 11. Also to be heard at that hearing is a similar dismissal motion by ex-officer Thomas Lane.
 Furst, Tou Thao seeks dismissal of charges in George Floyd’s killing, StarTribune (July 30, 2020); Assoc. Press, Ex-Minneapolis cop argues for dropped charges in Floyd death, mprnews.org (July 29, 2020).
 Ex-Officer Lane Moves for Dismissal of Criminal Charges for George Floyd Killing, dwkcommentaries.com (July 9, 2020).