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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…

North Dakota BCI agents testify in Pendleton trial

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Testimony continues in day six of the Salamah Pendleton trial. The jury heard from two North Dakota BCI agents who investigated the scene of last year’s shooting that left Grand Forks officer Cody Holte and Pendleton’s mother dead. Photos shown during Wednesday’s testimonies show how Pendleton’s apartment was marked by investigators who returned to the…

Opening statements delivered, witness testimony begins in Pendleton trial

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Opening statements are given and witness testimony begins in the trial of the man accused of killing his mother and Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte. In the prosecution’s opening arguments, prosecutor Carmell Mattison emphasized the state’s reliance on photos and videos as evidence in the trial of 42-year-old Salamah Pendleton. That was made clear…

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused of killing Grand Forks officer Cody Holte

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Jury selection is underway in the trial of the man accused of killing Grand Forks Police officer Cody Holte last year. Forty-two-year-old Salamah Pendleton is accused of shooting and killing Holte at an apartment in Grand Forks last May while authorities were serving an eviction notice. Pendleton is also accused of shooting and killing his…

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused in shooting death of Grand Forks officer

GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) Jury selection begins in the trial for the man charged with killing a Grand Forks police officer and his own mother. Salamah Pendleton is accused of shooting and kiling 29-year-old Officer Cody Holte in an apartment in May 2020 while authorities were serving an eviction notice. Pendleton’s 61-year-old mother was also shot and killed. He is…

Officer charged in Daunte Wright death to stand trial Dec. 6

Daunte WrightMINNEAPOLIS – A December trial has been set for a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 6, barring any future scheduling conflicts. The date was set during a Monday pretrial hearing, during which Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu found there…

State trial for three ex-officers charged in George Floyd death delayed until next year

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – The Minnesota trial for three ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is going to be delayed until next year. That step has been taken so the former officers can face federal civil rights charges in court first. Those federal charges offer the potential for stronger sentences, including the possibility of life in prison….

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…