Derek Chauvin Juror’s Participation in March Could Impact Guilty Verdict

Derek Chauvin Juror's Participation in March Could Impact Guilty Verdict

( – Many people across America celebrated when a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder of George Floyd. However, if things are as they appear, the nation may need to brace itself.

One juror’s behavior is now in question, and that could throw a wrench in the prosecutor’s case on appeal. Pictures circulated on social media of one of the jurors at a rally in a questionable shirt that directly speaks to the Floyd/Chauvin trial.

Brandon Mitchell attended a march in Washington, DC, last August to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. In and of itself, that isn’t necessarily a problem. However, his attire might be. His graphic T-shirt read, “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.”

Now, legal sources say that Mitchell may face questioning about his motivations for sitting as a juror in the Chauvin case. Questions may include whether he spoke truthfully to the attorneys who selected him as a juror about his ability to be impartial.

A pre-trial questionnaire asked Mitchell if he ever attended protests over police brutality in Minnesota or beyond. He answered, “no.” Attorneys may also face questioning about their due diligence in selecting jury members.

Legal experts are concerned that the situation could contribute to the case being overturned or voided on appeal.

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