George Floyd: Derek Chauvin To Be Tried Alone In March
JUDGE IN GEORGE FLOYD TRIAL RULES FORMER OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN TO BE TRIED ALONE IN MARCH
(CNN) – The judge in the George Floyd murder case has decided Derek Chauvin will be tried alone in March.
In November, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill approved the state’s request for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the case to stand trial together.
However, in a ruling filed Monday, he cited the physical limitations of the courtroom during the coronavirus pandemic as the reason to split the defendants’ trials.
Floyd, a black man died after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes on May 25th, While Floyd told the officers he couldn’t breathe.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
The other three former officers are charged with aiding and abetting in Floyd’s death.
They will still be tried together in August.