Derek Chauvin Judge Cahill Says Maxine Waters ‘Confrontational’ Comments Could Cause Mistrial

Derek Chauvin Judge Cahill Says Maxine Waters ‘Confrontational’ Comments Could Cause Mistrial

BY CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 4/19/21 AT 5:45 PM EDTAD Loading …https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.452.0_en.html#goog_2058742828Video Player is loading.SHAREShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on FlipboardShare via EmailCommentsNEWSDEREK CHAUVINGEORGE FLOYDPOLICE BRUTALITYBLACK LIVES MATTER

Derek Chauvin Judge Peter A. Cahill on Monday said that U.S. Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters could have given the defense grounds to overturn the trial on appeal.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson asked for a mistrial after more than five hours of closing arguments on Monday. He pointed to the heightened media attention and remarks made by Waters on Saturday night during a protest outside the police department in the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Cahill denied the motion, but sympathized with the defense’

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