Judge Kicks ‘Sloppy’ Lead Prosecutor off Case in George Floyd Murder Trial

Judge Kicks ‘Sloppy’ Lead Prosecutor off Case in George Floyd Murder Trial


Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill on Friday disqualified Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and three additional lawyers from his office from participating in the George Floyd case, branding their work “sloppy.”

Star-Tribune reports:

That news was broken in tweets by WCCO and KARE television reporters covering a hearing Friday at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center. […]

According to the television reporters covering the hearing from an overflow room, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill decided to disqualify Freeman and his staff from the case, calling their work “sloppy” because they sent prosecutors to question the medical examiner, making them witnesses in the case.

Other Hennepin County Attorney’s Office lawyers are still allowed to work on the prosecution of the former police officers, the judge said.

Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd said he couldn’t

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