California Congresswoman Maxine Waters on Sunday urged Minnesota protesters to “stay on the street” if former police officer Derek Chauvin is found not guilty. Judge Cahill addressed the comments today when the defense called for a mistrial…

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function. I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a co-equal branch of government, their failure to do so is, I think, abhorrent.”

Judge Cahill denied the motion for a mistrial.