Can police officers in Minneapolis get a fair trial in Floyd case?

NY Times:

In Court, Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers Say Officials Have Biased the Case

The Minneapolis police chief recently described George Floyd’s death as murder. Lawyers for the four officers charged in the case say that may have biased potential jurors.
I am not sure where they are going to find a jury that has not been tainted by the statements of public officials and their own viewing of the video.   On top of that, the riots and tantrums that followed Floyd's death will also potentially intimidate a jury and create fear that they will be attacked if they do not convict.  Add to that the fact that Ellison overcharged for the alleged crime and you have a toxic mix of politics and criminal law that will be hard to deal with.


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