Defense attorneys in case over George Floyd's death accuse AG Ellison of contempt of court
July 15, 2020
Attorneys representing two former Minneapolis police officers charged with killing George Floyd accused Attorney General Keith Ellison of contempt of court: One asked him to be sanctioned and the other called for his arrest.
Earl Gray, who is representing Thomas Lane, and Robert Paule, who is representing Tou Thao, filed separate motions Tuesday objecting to Ellison issuing a news release Monday about the case after Judge Peter Cahill issued a gag order prohibiting either side from discussing such matters.
Ellison announced Monday that he had appointed four veteran attorneys as special assistant attorneys general on the Floyd case and listed their professional accomplishments.