Judge declines to move trial of officers in Floyd’s death

Judge declines to move trial of officers in Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - A Minnesota judge has rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

He has also ordered that all four will be tried together. The Hennepin County Judge made the ruling this morning after defense attorneys argued that pretrial publicity had made it impossible to get a fair trial in Minneapolis. They had also cited a hearing in which the men and their attorneys were confronted by angry protesters outside the courthouse. But the judge says he’s unpersuaded that moving the trial would improve security, and that he believes the jury can be shielded from outside influences.

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