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Chauvin verdict reached
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Started by metmike - April 20, 2021, 4:13 p.m.
Derek Chauvin trial
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Started by metmike - March 29, 2021, 10:39 p.m.
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The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was at peace with the guilty verdict they rendered, the first juror to reveal his identity said this week.
“After we deliberated and we had to do some explaining to a few people, breaking it down a little bit further, everybody was on the same page,” Brandon Mitchell, a 31-year-old high school basketball coach, said on “Get Up!” with Erica Campbell.
Closing arguments in the trial, which saw Chauvin facing three counts in the 2020 death of George Floyd, finished on April 19. The following day, after about eight hours of deliberations, the 12 jurors reached a verdict.
According to Mitchell, most of the jury was in agreement nearly immediately on convicting Chauvin. But at least one juror wanted to slow down and consider things carefully.
“It wasn’t like we just walked right in the room and everybody was like ‘let’s get it done.’ There’s always one person that’s like ‘what about this, what about that.’ So we sat in the room and argued for a few hours pretty much with just one person. Just trying to get them, to see where they’re coming from, and trying to get them on board with where everybody else was,” he said.
“I think the one juror that was kind of—I wouldn’t say slowing us down—but was being delicate with the process moreso, was just kind of hung up on a few words within the instructions and just wanted to make sure that they got it right,” he added on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We just kind of went around the room, we broke down, we literally broke down the sentences and broke down the words and what the meanings were, and just described in several different ways from different perspectives until we came to a common conclusion.”
Mitchell, a Minneapolis resident who has a podcast on dating and relationships, said he thought deliberations should have been over in just 20 minutes.
Before the verdict was handed down, some experts believed the jury could return a split decision, convicting Chauvin on one or two counts and acquitting him on one or two others.
Chauvin, whose lawyer has not responded to requests for comment, now facing up to 40 years in prison.
20 minutes? Are you serious? Hell some people take more time than that at a fast food counter trying to order. It seems there was a lot more to consider than this guy wanted, If he was that disinterested he could of just went home. Does not hardly seem appropriate to get it done in 20 minutes and less appropriate to admit it.