Four prosecutors have been disqualified from working on the cases of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill banned Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and three of his staff members from the cases for meeting privately with the medical examiner to discuss Floyd’s autopsy results, according to the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune.
“Those four are to be kept out of this case, period,” Cahill said.
“I think it was sloppy not to have someone present [at a meeting with] a primary witness in this case.”
Freeman later said his office has filed to have the decision reconsidered, and that the judge agreed to do so at an unspecified date.
Attorney Eric Nelson, representing former officer Derek Chauvin, had filed a motion asking for Freeman’s entire office to be disqualified.