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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Attorney Eric Nelson has filed a motion for a new trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Nelson filed the motion on the grounds of juror misconduct, and that the court abused its discretion for failing to agree to the defense’s requests for a change of venue and sequestering the jury.
The article goes on to state the following:
The filing comes in the midst of a controversy surrounding a photo of juror Brandon Mitchell at the March on Washington last August, which included speeches from George Floyd’s family members. He is seen wearing a T-shirt that says “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.” In his juror questionnaire, Mitchell wrote that he had not attended any protests over police brutality. Mitchell told WCCO Monday that he was at the march in support of ramping up voter turnout for the 2020 presidential election.
Mitchell argued that he would have gone to D.C. for the event, whether George Floyd was alive or not. However, he is catching backlash for having lied on the juror questionnaire.
In the photo of Mitchell at the event in D.C., he is wearing Black Lives Matter attire, including a hat that says “Black Lives Matter.”
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin’s lawyer has filed a motion requesting a new trial on the grounds of “prosecutorial and jury misconduct” pic.twitter.com/WhkVmfGZkp
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 4, 2021
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 4, 2021
Juror Brandon Mitchell claims he walked into the trial “with an open mind.”
Open mind? Revealing comment from #ChauvinTrial juror #52 Brandon Mitchell @TODAYshow: ‘We were just waiting to see […] what the defense was going to come up with.” Jury instructions & law does NOT require defense to present anything. This sounds like ‘activist’ justice. Watch: pic.twitter.com/VMsZa8khgw
— 21st Century Wire (@21stCenturyWire) May 4, 2021
KARE11 reporter Lou Raguse tweeted, “Derek Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson just filed a motion asking for a new trial on multiple grounds including jury misconduct.
“Nelson formally asked for a Schwartz hearing, in which juror Brandon Mitchell could potentially be questioned about a social media post in which he wears a shirt that says “Get Their Knee Off Our Neck” and his answers to the juror questionnaire.”
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) May 4, 2021
Here is the full motion. The specifics will come in a future filing. https://t.co/ejadMndDTK
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) May 4, 2021
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion For New Trial on the Grounds of Juror Misconducthttps://t.co/WubCiE5vsE
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 4, 2021
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin’s legal team has filed a motion for a new trial in the murder of George Floyd.
An attorney for Chauvin alleges there was juror misconduct after a photo surfaced of one of the jurors at a march in Washington last summer where Floyd’s family spoke. pic.twitter.com/ooZmFI3yWh
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 4, 2021
Journalist Megyn Kelly noted that Mitchell went to the event in D.C. wearing BLM attire three months after George Floyd was killed.
A guy who went to an MLK mem. event 3 mos after G Floyd was killed—where Floyd’s fam spoke—wearing a BLM hat and a shirt w/slogan “Get your knee off our necks” & who D/N/DISCLOSE this in court when asked if he ever protested cops, SAT ON CHAUVIN JURY. https://t.co/EqA1d5zT0e
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 4, 2021
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