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Federal grand jury indicts Chauvin, 3 others for civil rights violations

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death. The men are accused of violating Floyd’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. An indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and…

Derek Chauvin moves to have guilty verdicts thrown out

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a motion asking the court to throw out his guilty verdicts and schedule a new trial Tuesday. The filing, made by Attorney Eric Nelson, cites jury intimidation and a failure of the court to sequester the jury as some of the reasons he is asking for a new trial. In the filing, Nelson…

Report: DOJ to seek indictment of Derek Chauvin and three other ex-Minneapolis police officers

(CNN) Federal prosecutors are moving forward with plans to charge Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers with federal civil rights violations, according to two local media reports in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a source, and KSTP-TV, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation, say the Justice Department intends to ask a grand jury to indict Chauvin,…

Chauvin juror says guilty verdicts could have come quicker

MINNEAPOLIS – A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said deliberations were primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions. Brandon Mitchell is the first juror that deliberated in Derek Chauvin’s trial to talk publicly about his experience. He…

More than 23 million viewers watched Chauvin verdict

NEW YORK – At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week when former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was declared guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. The Nielsen company’s estimate came from viewership figure on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday’s verdict live. The actual audience was surely bigger, however, since Nielsen’s count did not…

Alternate juror supports Chauvin conviction

MINNEAPOLIS – An alternate juror at the trial of Derek Chauvin said she agreed with the jury’s decision to convict him in George Floyd’s death. Lisa Christensen said that she saw Chauvin as the leader of officers at the scene and that he brushed off warnings by bystanders that Floyd was in danger. Christensen said she didn’t know if she…

Chauvin jurors to remain anonymous indefinitely

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – The judge who oversaw Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death said the jury will remain anonymous until he considers it safe to release their names. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill hasn’t publicly said how long their names might stay secret.  Cahill told jurors that he will protect their privacy as long has he feels it’s necessary….

Chauvin held in maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX9) – The Minnesota Department of Corrections released a new mugshot of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin after he was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd and booked into the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison. Chauvin is being held at the prison as he awaits sentencing on murder and manslaughter convictions. A jury found Chauvin…