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Lawyer: Unruly crowd warrants venue change in Floyd case

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd says defendants and lawyers were harassed and threatened by protesters after a September hearing, and that the trial should be moved to another city.

Tom Plunkett is the lawyer for J. Kueng.

He says holding a trial in Hennepin County wouldn't be safe.

Attorneys for all four men say pretrial publicity has made it impossible for them to receive a fair trial in Hennepin County, and have asked for the trial to be moved. Judge Peter Cahill hasn't ruled on that request.

Trial is set for March 8.

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