Tou Thao is no longer in Minnesota, United States. The Asian-American cop involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd is represented by Robert Paule, one of the top-rated criminal defense attorneys in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On May 25, 2020, Thao was one of the four cops from the Minneapolis Police Department who responded to a report by an employee at Cup Foods at 3579 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis claiming that a customer was trying to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill. The other cops were Derek Michael Chauvin, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.
It was a fatal arrest witnessed by several bystanders and streamed live on Facebook. Thao did not touch Floyd during the arrest.