Judge denies request to delay or move Derek Chauvin trial

Judge denies request to delay or move Derek Chauvin trial

The Guardian

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In a separate ruling, judge said he would allow jury to hear limited evidence from George Floyd’s 2019 arrest

A judge on Friday denied a defense request to delay or move the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, following the announcement a week ago of a record $27m settlement between the city and Floyd’s family, which raised concern about the prospect of a tainted jury.

George Floyd was killed in the city last May when Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck in the street during an attempted arrest. Chauvin was fired and is now standing trial for murder, with opening arguments expected before the end of the month.

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