(Hennepin County, MN) — A Hennepin County judge is still considering whether cameras should be allowed in the courtroom for the upcoming state trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill said yesterday that he doesn’t believe he has the discretion to make an exception to Minnesota law, which prohibits any video or audio broadcast of trials. Judges have made exceptions for the trials of former police officers Derek Chauvin and Kimberly Potter because of COVID-19 restrictions and high public interest in the cases. Attorneys for all three defendants are opposed to live-streaming the proceedings.
No Decision On Cameras In Courtroom For Ex-Officers’ State Trial
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-12T05:19:47-05:00April 12th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!