CIIVIL RIGHTS

Trial begins for ex-cops accused of violating Floyd’s rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights as Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to the street is set to begin Monday with opening statements. J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with depriving Floyd of his civil rights while acting under government authority.  All…