George Floyd

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…

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 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…

Feds to investigate Minneapolis Police

WASHINGTON  – Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death. The announcement comes a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last May, setting off a wave of relief but also sadness across…

Biden praying for ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told…

UPDATE: Closing arguments set for Monday in Chauvin trial

(Court TV, via AP, Pool)MINNEAPOLIS – The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has rested its case without putting Chauvin on the stand. The defense called witnesses over the course of two days.  The prosecution took two weeks to present its case. Chauvin informed the court Thursday that he will…

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart problem

MINNEAPOLIS – A retired forensic pathologist says George Floyd died from a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police officers, not because former Officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee in Floyd’s neck. Dr. David Fowler is a retired forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland. He testified Wednesday…

Body Cam video released: Brooklyn Park Police Chief believes officer meant to use Taser and not handgun

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating….