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Prosecutors Shoot Down Derek Chauvin's Request For List Of Witnesses Who Will Be Called To Testify In Federal Trial Over George Floyd's Death

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Prosecutors are fighting Derek Chauvin and his ex-cop buddies' request for a witness list in the upcoming federal trial over George Floyd's death.

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The convicted murderer and two of the former Minneapolis officers, who were at the arrest scene resulting in Floyd's 2020 death, are facing federal charges — and they want the prosecutions' list of witnesses.

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In documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Anders Folk — Acting United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota — is fighting back against Chauvin, Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao's demands.

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According to the docs, the three ex-cops want the prosecution to "produce a list of all individuals it intends to call as a witness at trial," including the "name and address of each potential witness."

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Chauvin and Kueng want to be provided the list "one month in advance of trial," while Thao asks the disclosure of witnesses "be made six months before trial."

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Prosecutors argue that "the government is under no obligation to provide this information to the defense prior to trial."

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Revealing they have yet to narrow down the list of witnesses they plan on calling to testify, Folk and his team are willing to meet the ex-cops halfway.

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Prosecutors agree "to provide, at least 30 days prior to trial, a potential witness list identifying the witnesses it may call in its case-in-chief, and expressly asks that a similar and reciprocal disclosure obligation be ordered for each defendant."

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In May 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Chauvin, Thao, Kueng, and former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane on charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights during his 2020 arrest that led to his death.

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Chauvin, Thao, and Kueng were each charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.

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Lane was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.

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Thao, Kueng, and Lane were supposed to head to trial on August 23, but the judge pushed the date back to 2022.

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The reasoning? He wanted to distance their high-profile trials from Chauvin's murder trial.

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In June, Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.

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