Defense attorney Eric Nelson took issue with Judge Cahill’s refusal to sequester the jury for the trial or admonish them to avoid all media, and with his refusal to allow a man who was with George Floyd at the time of his arrest to testify.
The new investigation is known as a “pattern or practice” — examining whether there is a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing — and will be a more sweeping review of the entire police department.
George Floyd’s brother Philonise shared his family's relief after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but noted much more remains to be done in the battle to end police brutality.
George Floyd was “just a man, lying on the pavement, being pressed upon, desperately crying out. A grown man crying out for his mother. A human being,” prosecutor Steve Schleicher said in his closing argument.