Opening statements in the Derek Chauvin trial are set for Monday. The trial is taking place in Minneapolis after the judge denied defense motions to move the proceedings somewhere else not as inundated with pre-trial publicity. Former U-S Attorney for Minnesota, Thomas Heffelfinger says the judge made the right call:
“Do you really want a juror who is so out of touch, that they’ve never heard of the George Floyd case? You probably don’t want that either.”
The trial is expected to last about four weeks.