MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The fourth and final former Minneapolis police officer charged for his role in George Floyd's murder was sentenced in court on Monday.
Tou Thao was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in prison with credit for 340 days served on Monday, just three months after he was found guilty of aiding and abetting manslaughter of Floyd's death. Judge Peter Cahill shared his frustration with Thao, giving him a longer sentence than the 51 months prosecutors requested.
"I was hoping for a little more remorse, regret, acknowledgment of some responsibility. And less preaching," Cahill said to Thao during sentencing.
Thao is already serving three-and-a-half years behind bars on federal charges for depriving Floyd of his civil rights. Just last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals denied Thao's appeal in that case. He was ordered to serve his two sentences concurrently.