Derek Chauvin Trial Set for 2021

Derek Chauvin Trial Set for 2021


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The trial for Derek Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, has been set for March 8th, 2021. The location of the case has not yet been determine, though it has been mentioned that it may be moved to a different city.

A jury will be selected around November. It has not yet been determined if all four officers involved will be tried tried together.

Alexander Kueng’s attorney, in court documents filed on Monday, told Judge Cahill that his client will plead not guilty. The officer will argue he acted in self-defense and used reasonable, authorized force to detain Floyd. Kueng is currently out on bail.

Derek Chauvin is on trial for second-degree murder. The other officers, Thao, Kueng, and Lane will be tried for aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: NBC News