Maxine Waters Comments Raised In Chauvin Trial
(Brooklyn Center, MN) — The comments of Congresswoman Maxine Waters are taking center stage in the murder trial of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin . The California Democrat told demonstrators in Minnesota to become “more confrontational” if Chauvin isn’t found guilty of killing George Floyd and trial Judge Peter Cahill wasn’t happy.
Chauvin’s attorney said in court her comments had the effect of “threatening and intimidating the jury.” The judge once again said he is disappointed with elected officials who have commented on this case and added “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said. The Chauvin case is now in the hands of the jury.
Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson told the judge the comments of Maxine Waters are troubling.