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Former Minneapolis officers sentenced after death of George Floyd

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - Two former Minneapolis Police officers-- charged in the death of George Floyd-- are headed to federal prison.

Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were sentenced in separate hearings in federal court Wednesday.

Thao was ordered to spend 42-months in prison, while Kueng received a 36-month-long sentence.

Both were convicted of violating Floyd's civil rights for their roles in his murder back in May 2020.

Kueng helped Derek Chauvin restrain Floyd, while Thao held back the crowd of upset bystanders.

Thao and Kueng still face a state trial on charges connected to Floyd's killing, and both have pleaded not guilty and are set to go on trial in late October.

Former officer Chauvin has already been convicted of Floyd's death.

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