In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison admitted there were no factors in the case against former police officer Derek Chauvin pointing to the death of George Floyd being a hate crime, despite the mainstream media’s narrative that all police officers are racist against black people.
The interview began with an apparently unexpected expression of compassion from Ellison for the ex-police officer.
As a criminal defense lawyer for over 16 years, Ellison said he “felt a little bad for the defendant.”
“I think he deserved to be convicted. But he’s a human being.”
“60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley remarked he didn’t expect to hear compassion for Chauvin from Ellison.
“I’m not in any way wavering from my responsibility. But I hope we never forget that people who are defendants in