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Delay Sought In Chauvin Trial After City Settlement With Floyd Family

Defense for Derek Chauvin says news of George Floyd family reaching $27M settlement with the city of Minneapolis likely to taint jury pool.
Posted at 12:23 PM, Mar 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-15 14:23:00-04

A defense attorney for former police officer Derek Chauvin has asked the judge to push back the trial.

The attorney says they're gravely concerned with the news that broke on Friday. That's referring to a $27 million settlement reached between the city of Minneapolis and the family of George Floyd – who Chauvin is accused of killing.

According to my colleague, Jamal Andres, the defense also filed motions to move the trial out of Hennepin County and sequester jurors immediately. Seven jurors have been selected so far for this trial. Four of the seven are White. 

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