A judge in Minneapolis on Monday and set a date for the trial against the four former officers, who is accused of the killing of the black american George Floyd.
the Trial is in progress 8. march 2021.
the Date is according to judge Peter Cahill set to on barely eight months, because he does not want the sensitive matter are turned into a mediecirkus with a presidential election just around the corner.
Meanwhile, protests against the raceforskelle continues all over the UNITED states, warns Peter Cahill ushers, their lawyers and state officials not to pursue the matter through the news media.
The former police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed on a mobile phone, when he 25. may during an arrest of George Floyd pressed his knee against Floyd's neck in almost nine minutes.
Shortly after the arrest was George Floyd was pronounced dead.
Chauvin, who is white, is charged with what in american law is called the killing of the second and third degree.
Three other former cops are accused of having helped Derek Chauvin and encouraged the killing.
Lawyer Robert Paule, who defend the Tou Thao, says his client will plead not guilty. Thao believes that he complied with police guidelines for the use of force.
the Lawyer also expresses concern over the harmful comments and actions from state and national officials, which may affect the trial.
- In this case, we have even comments from the president Trump as well as from the Parties the governor, the mayor of Minneapolis, Parties attorney-general and others, says Robert Paule.
at the same time, he notes that the attorney general in Minnesota, Keith Ellison, who is in charge of the prosecution, as well as the us attorney general Erica MacDonald has met with George Floyd's family in Houston.
Eric Nelson, who is a lawyer for Derek Chauvin, says that he may require of the judge that the parties are not allowed to comment.
Chauvin was Monday by video from the prison in Oak Park Heights wearing an orange fængselsdragt and a coronavirus-face mask.
The other defendants - Thao, Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane appeared in person.
The four, all of whom were fired from the police in Minneapolis the day after George Floyd's death, the risk of each up to 40 years in prison.