Chauvin Juror Pre-Trial Actions Could Put Guilty Verdict In Jeopardy

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A juror in the Derek Chauvin murder trial may have put the guilty verdict in jeopardy by attending the March on Washington anniversary last summer, legal experts say.

Brandon Mitchell was seen in a social media photo, taken in Washington, D.C., wearing a T-shirt with Martin Luther King’s image surrounded by the worlds: “GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS” and “BLM” (Black Lives Matter), according to the Star Tribune.

Chauvin was found guilty on April 20 of all charges in the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died after Chauvin restrained him by placing a knee on Floyd’s neck.

The newspaper said what may come back to haunt the prosecution is that Mitchell had answered “no” when asked during jury selection if he had participated in any protests surrounding  Floyd’s death.

“I’d never been to [Washington] D.C.,” Mitchell said Monday of his reasons for attending the event. “The opportunity to go to D.C., the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of Black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something.”

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