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DEVELOPING: DOJ, Attorney General Launch Probe into Minneapolis Police Department

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.21.21

Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Wednesday the Department of Justice will launch an immediate investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after a former officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd last May.

“Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” said Garland.

 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed-in Wednesday on President Biden’s comments surrounding the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin; saying the Commander-in-Chief’s rhetoric could be “grounds for a mistrial.”

“I waited until the jury was sequestered and I called the Floyd Family,” said the President.

“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. I think it’s overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered, now that they can’t hear me say that,” he added.

“Joe Biden decides that Maxine Waters shouldn’t be the only politician foolishly providing grounds for a mistrial or a possible basis on appeal to challenge any guilty conviction,” posted Cruz on Twitter.

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said earlier this week “If they want to give their opinions, they should do so … in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution.”

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BREAKING NOW: Jury Reaches a Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin, Announcement Soon

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

From Fox News:

The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has reached a verdict on its second day of deliberations.

Minnesota remains on edge as jury deliberations continued Tuesday before deciding the fate of Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.

More than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, along with state and local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel have flooded Minneapolis in recent days, with a verdict looming in the Chauvin trial, and following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in the nearby city of Brooklyn Center.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys ended closing arguments in the Chauvin trial Monday after making their cases to jurors following weeks of testimony amid nationwide concerns over potential unrest that could follow once a verdict is reached.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the court is in recess, “until we hear from the jury.” Jury deliberation could take hours, days or weeks. The jury consists of six White people and six people who are Black or multiracial.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

BREAKING NOW: Minneapolis Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of All Charges in the Killing of George Floyd

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

A jury in Minneapolis reached a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin Tuesday after just nine hours of deliberation, finding the former police officer guilty of second-degree murder and two other counts in the killing of George Floyd.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Original Story: May 29, 2020

Former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin has been arrested and taken into custody for his role in the death of George Floyd.

From CBS News Minnesota:

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation.

On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death.

Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.

It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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