Now that the criminal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been delayed until next March, we asked former U-S Attorney for Minnesota Tom Heffelfinger about the implications. He says civil federal charges, combined with the trial and conviction last month of Derek Chauvin are…

“Just one more basis on which it will be almost impossible to find a jury that hasn’t heard about all of this and hasn’t formed an opinion on it.”

According to the federal charges, Derek Chauvin, J-Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao used the “color of the law” to deprive Floyd of his constitutional rights to be “free from the use of unreasonable force” when Chauvin pinned Floyd down with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes, and the other three officers did nothing to stop him.