Report: Joe Biden's DOJ Would Have Arrested Chauvin at Courthouse If Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Report: Joe Biden's DOJ Would Have Arrested Chauvin at Courthouse If Found Not Guilty on All Counts


President Joe Biden’s Justice Department would have reportedly arrested Derek Chauvin at the courthouse if the jury found him not guilty on all counts.

The StarTribune reported:

Leading up to Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Justice Department officials had spent months gathering evidence to indict the ex-Minneapolis police officer on federal police brutality charges, but they feared the publicity frenzy could disrupt the state’s case.

So they came up with a contingency plan: If Chauvin were found not guilty on all counts or the case ended in a mistrial, they would arrest him at the courthouse, according to sources familiar with the planning discussions.

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The scenario presumably entailed the Minnesota U.S. Attorney General’s Office charging “Chauvin by criminal complaint — a quicker alternative for a federal charge that doesn’t require a grand jury,” the report says.

The scheme was not needed. Chauvin was guilty on all three counts.

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