Brandon Mitchell, a juror during former police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, encouraged black activists to “spark some change” through jury duty.
Mitchell has done a string of media appearances since the jury he was on found Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. In an appearance on the “Get Up! Mornings” show with host Erica Campbell, Mitchell suggested that jury duty was an avenue to fight for social change, similar to voting.
“I mean, it’s important. If we want to see some change and we want to see some things going different, we got to get out there and get into these avenues and get into these rooms to try to spark some change,” Mitchell told Campbell in an April 27 interview. “Jury duty is one of the things. Jury duty, voting, all those little things, the things we got to do.”
The role of a juror is to act impartially and deliver a verdict based on the facts and evidence of