A juror who served on the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is defending his decision to attend a racial justice rally in Washington, D.C., back in August, seemingly challenging his statements during the juror selection process.
Though the juror claims the demonstration had nothing to do with George Floyd, the rally in part focused on police brutality and featured remarks from members of the Floyd family.
As reported by The Daily Wire Monday, a Facebook post shows Brandon Mitchell, or juror #52, wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt with a reference to Floyd on it. The photo was reportedly taken in D.C., where Mitchell attended a rally commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, and addressing other racial issues.
“I’d never been to D.C.,” Mitchell told the Star Tribune. “The opportunity to go to D.C., the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to