The same judge who presided over Derek Chauvin’s trial signed a knockless warrant that led to Amir Rock’s death: Report


In a file image from this April 15, 2021 video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Kayhill is a former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who died George Floyd at the Hennepin County Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Talk during Vinh's trial.

In a file image from this April 15, 2021 video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Kayhill is a former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who died George Floyd at the Hennepin County Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Talk during Vinh’s trial.Court TV via AP

  • A 22-year-old black man in Minnesota was fatally shot following a warrant without knocking.

  • Sources told a local retailer that Judge Peter Cayhill had approved the warrant. The warrant is currently sealed.

  • Cahill was the judge who presided over the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

The same judge who presided over the trial of a former police officer Derek Chauvin Signed a no-knock warrant that led to Amir Rock’s deadly shooting, Several Minnesota outlets have been reported.

According to sources WCCO When KARE 11 Judge Peter Cayhill of Hennepin County approved a knock-free warrant that led to Locke’s death.

The warrant was linked to a St. Paul police murder investigation and was carried out by the Minneapolis police.

WCCO said police in St. Paul said the warrant was sealed because it was part of an ongoing murder investigation, but sources familiar with the warrant told the outlet that Cayhill approved it. ..

In addition, KARE 11 reported that the warrant was initially a “knock and announce” warrant, and St. Paul’s police requested the Minneapolis police to assist in the execution of the warrant, but MPD. Insisted on changing the warrant to Warrant without knock.

Locke, 22, died after an MPD police officer entered the apartment on Wednesday. Body camera footage from the scene showed Locke sleeping under a sofa blanket when the police entered. Police said he had a gun recovered from the scene.

After a while, police officer Mark Haneman fired three ammunition at him and Locke fell to the ground. WCCO reported that Locke was legally allowed to carry guns.

Police said Locke was not subject to warrants. It’s not clear who the target is, Fox9 The tenant in front of the apartment where Locke was located reportedly threatened police.

Cahill was known to preside over Chauvin’s trial. This is the first trial in Minneapolis history that allowed cameras to be brought to court during the proceedings. NBC News Former prosecutor and counsel Kayhill reported spotlighting Chauvin’s power to have had to be sentenced to probation or as light a sentence as imprisonment for more than 30 years.

April 2021, Chauvin Convicted Second-class murder, third-class murder, and manslaughter in the May 2020 death of black George Floyd.He was He was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.

Matt Lehman, a spokesman for the Hennepin District Court, told insiders that the Minnesota Code of Justice prohibits judges from commenting on cases that are or may come in front of them. The official said he could not comment on the warrant.

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