The judge ordered the name of the jury in Derek Chauvin’s trial to be sealed and protected from “unwanted publicity and harassment.”


Judge Derek Chauvin, Judge Peter Carhill

Derek Chauvin’s trial ended after being convicted in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Pool via AP / Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via AP

  • The judge on Friday ruled that the name of the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial would be sealed.

  • The judge said the lawyer reported an influx of threatening emails.

  • The jury voted to convict Chauvin for murder and manslaughter on the death of George Floyd.

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A Minnesota judge has decided to protect the name of the jury involved in the trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last year.

Twelve juries who presided over Chauvin’s trial earlier this week Voted to convict him Two and three murders, and two manslaughter charges.

Their identities will remain sealed for at least 6 months. Hennepin County Court Records For example, to protect against potential harassment.

Judge Peter Carhill, who ordered on Friday, said the lawyer involved in the case “received an unprecedented level of email in this case, often of incendiary, inflamed, or threatening nature.” wrote.

“In light of all these considerations, the court still needs a continuous restriction on the disclosure of the jury’s identity to protect the jury who wants to remain anonymous from unwanted publicity and harassment. I’ll tell you there, “reads Cahill’s command.

The order reads that each jury is free to identify and talk about the case “with anyone they want.” This decision aims to protect those who do not want to be publicly known as one of the juries who currently presided over the case.

Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for his second murder. He also faces up to 25 years on three murders and up to 10 years on two manslaughter charges. Chauvin was convicted of all charges and he was sentenced to a maximum sentence for a second murder.Insiders Kelly McLaughlin and Heaven Orecchio Egressits report..

Chauvin will be sentenced to prison in June.

Floyd died on May 25, after Chauvin knelt down for more than nine minutes during his arrest.

The arrest video shows what Floyd said repeatedly He couldn’t breathe..

Protesters and demonstrators outside the court after news of Chauvin’s conviction I started to support..

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