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VERDICT IN JEOPARDY? Chauvin Juror’s ‘BLM Shirt’ Raises Concerns Over Trial, Impartiality, Appeal

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.05.21

From Fox News:

A photo that recently emerged online of a juror on the Derek Chauvin murder trial wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt has sparked questions about his impartiality, according to reports.

Juror Brandon Mitchell, 31, who is Black, could be seen in the photo wearing the T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and the phrases “Get your knee off our neck” and “BLM.” He is also wearing a “Black Lives Matter” hat in the photo.

Mitchell was the first member of the jury that convicted Chauvin of murdering George Floyd to publicly comment about the trial.

In a Monday interview with the Star Tribune, Mitchell said the photo is from a rally in Washington, DC, last summer commemorating MLK’s famous 1963 “I have a dream” speech.

Mitchell told the newspaper his uncle had posted the photo to social media.

The juror insisted the DC march had nothing to do with Floyd.

“It was directly related to MLK’s March on Washington from the ’60s … The date of the March on Washington is the date,” he told the newspaper.

“I’d never been to DC,” Mitchell said in explaining why he attended the rally.

“The opportunity to go to DC, the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of Black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

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.

Read the full report here.

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