He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.
Attorneys for Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao have said they want the court to require prosecuting attorneys to submit affidavits under oath that they aren't responsible for the leak to the media.
Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted on April 20 of murdering Floyd, 46, by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, in a case that marked a milestone in America's fraught racial history and a rebuke of law enforcement's treatment of Black Americans.
The other former officers who were at the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death and are set to go on trial on August 23.
As a result, he postponed the start of the three former officers' trial to 7 March 2022.
The attorneys said prosecutors leaked "damning" information to the New York Times about Chauvin's supposed plan to plead guilty and asked Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill to sanction prosecutors, including state Attorney General Keith Ellison.
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Those federal charges will now jump the queue of the pending state trial against Thao, Kueng, and Lane, whom state authorities accused of aiding and abetting second degree murder and other charges a year ago on June 3. Tom Plunkett, Kueng's attorney, echoed his statements. The attorneys left the courthouse without commenting.
Defense attorneys for Kueng, Lane and Thao agreed with the judge's decision.
Although a jury found Chauvin guilty on all three charges he was facing, Minnesota law dictates he will face sentencing only on the most serious charge: second-degree murder. In the federal case, all face a range of possible sentences up to life in prison or the death penalty.
Thirdly, Cahill ruled there were children present during the offense and that this was an aggravating factor. Paule claimed that the Hennepin County medical examiner, Dr. Mark Baker, was coerced to include "neck compression" in his findings - and that prosecutors knew of it.
In a separate motion, Earl Gray, Lane's attorney, asked Cahill to compel the state to disclose all use-of-force reports over the past 30 years - after initially asking for data dating back 50 years - in which a Minneapolis police officer used force and another officer intervened verbally or physically.
Frank, in a brief letter to Cahill, said, "The weird allegations offered in support of the motion are false and wrong and we intend to file a complete response".