The defense attorney who represented the former Minneapolis police officer, Daniel Chauvin, who was prosecuted for the death, is receiving George Floyd’s $1 million legal defense fund and has been in court so far The support of a team of 12 lawyers that you can’t see. To report.
As the trial was broadcast live on the 18th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson gave the opening remarks and interviewed the prosecution witness before taking a seat next to his client. Cross-examined.
His assistant, Amy Voss, is a licensed lawyer who usually sits in the row behind them and asked some witnesses.
The prosecutor of CHARD CHAREK who was prosecuted in the Minneapolis Family Amide Protest after George Floyd̵
However, according to “USA Today” reports, outside the court, Nelson, the private attorney of the Halberg Criminal Defense Company, also received support from a team of more than a dozen lawyers provided by the Minneapolis Police and Peace Officials Association. $1 million in legal defense funds. The association did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Defense lawyer Natalie Paule, one of the lawyers of another former military officer Tao Thao, declined to comment on whether their team expects similar financial support from the police union, citing instructions during the Chauvin trial Don’t talk to the media.
According to the testimony of several witnesses during Chauvin’s trial, Thao was an official who prevented bystanders who gathered outside Cup Foods on May 25, 2020 from intervening because Chauvin called his knees to be unable to breathe into Freud’s neck for several minutes. , Because he called himself unable to breathe. Thao and former military officers J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas K. Lane will face charges of assisting and teaching the murder of murder and manslaughter, and will face trial together in August.
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Lane’s defense attorney Earl Gray told USA Today that the defense attorney who resisted the state and federal government’s lawsuit was the “David and the Giant” case, and the defender was the “loser.” Therefore, the $1 million in funding will help the defense offset the substantial resources already available to prosecutors, including funds and investigators.
Because Qiao Wen paid the police union dues during his 19 years of work, some people believe that he is entitled to a strong defense provided by the Legal Defense Fund. But the critic, Somil Trivedi, the senior chief of staff of the Criminal Law Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, contributed to the union’s dialogue on police reform while spending money to defend Chauvin’s defense. The credibility is questioned.
Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison quickly took over the case from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who first prosecuted Qiao Wen in May last year. Matthew Frank, the Attorney General’s criminal department prosecutor, has so far played a leading role in the courts.
Several high-profile lawyers are defending the prosecution’s innocence, including Steve Schleicher, who spoke to the state in the jury selection, and Blackwell Burke (Blackwell Burke) founding partner Jerry Blackwell (Jerry Blackwell), he questioned several witnesses who were called to court this week. Other private lawyers assisting in the prosecution include Neal Katyal and Lola Velázquez-Aguilu.
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Another influencing factor is that the City of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million in settlement payments to Freud’s family. The announcement was made during the jury selection period. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill agreed to question the seven current jurors to ask whether the news affected their ability to be impartial.