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Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin says that he will release the names of the 15 jurors and alternates next week. Judge Peter Cahill’s order says he will make the list of jurors public on Nov. 1. The written questionnaires of all 109 potential jurors who were formally…

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to federal charges alleging he violated teen’s civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death has pleaded not guilty to violating a teenager’s civil rights in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. Derek Chauvin was convicted this year on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s 2020 death. He’s also charged in…

News outlets want judge to release names of Chauvin jurors

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – A coalition of news media outlets is asking the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him. Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. In a Wednesday court filing, the coalition, which includes The Associated Press, asked Judge Peter Cahill to immediately…

Ex-cops charged in Floyd death want separation from Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS – Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges. Attorneys for J. Kueng and Tou Thao said in court filings Tuesday that their clients would be unfairly prejudiced if they went to…

Ellison wants to change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial to rewrite his sentencing order to delete suggestions that child witnesses did not suffer trauma. Ellison stressed that he’s not seeking any change in Chauvin’s 22 1/2- year sentence. Ellison is asking Judge Peter Cahill to remove suggestions that…

Fargo attorney reacts to Chauvin sentence

FARGO (KVRR) – A prominent Fargo defense attorney says Derek Chauvin’s 22-and-a-half-year sentence is a bit more than he expected. Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm says the sentence imposed on Chauvin is longer than the overwhelming majority of similar cases.  He noted that former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced to 12-1/2 years for the shooting death…

Expert predicts Derek Chauvin won’t get maximum sentence Friday

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Friday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced. The hearing will include the reading of victim impact statements from not only family, but everyday Minnesotans. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has asked the public to submit community impact statements ahead of the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Expert predicts Derek Chauvin…

Prosecutors want more time for federal trial in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to prepare for the federal trial of four former police officers facing civil rights charges in George Floyd’s death. They’re calling the case unusual and complex due in part to the sheer volume of evidence. Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou…