Chauvin judge says Maxine Waters’ comments could lead to overturning trial on appeal

Chicago Newspapers

Wow.

Judge Peter Cahill said [remarks] by Rep. Maxine Waters over the weekend could lead to the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin being overturned on appeal.

a man and a woman sitting at a desk: In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments while Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)© AP In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments while Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) After defense attorney Eric Nelson criticized “U.S. representatives [for] threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case,” Cahill said Waters’ calls for protesters to get “more confrontational” if Chauvin is acquitted may have undermined the legitimacy of the entire trial.

“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in…

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