Two Previously Seated Jurors Excused From Chauvin Murder Trial | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

Two Previously Seated Jurors Excused From Chauvin Murder Trial | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1


Two jurors who were previously seated for the Derek Chauvin murder trial have now been excused after questioning from the judge about Minneapolis’ recent settlement with the family of George Floyd. NBC News’ Shaquille Brewster reports. Aired on 03/17/2021.
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Two Previously Seated Jurors Excused From Chauvin Murder Trial | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

39 Comments on "Two Previously Seated Jurors Excused From Chauvin Murder Trial | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. don’t get it when they show the tape of him with his knee on his neck for over 8 min. him saying I can’t breath and the other police asking him should we move him hes dying no pulse nope its fine. Seems like there is only one verdict unless your payed or a cop.

    • Denise Andrews | March 17, 2021 at 12:53 PM | Reply

      @Steve NadortNot at all! You may have misread my comment…

    • Denise Andrews | March 17, 2021 at 12:54 PM | Reply

      @Irsh Mc 🐴 💩💩💩

    • Wiliam Franceschi | March 17, 2021 at 12:55 PM | Reply

      Bunch of f…… Qtip brained jerk offs.

    • Wiliam Franceschi | March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM | Reply

      I wouldn’t give a f… how many drugs dude had or swallowed or throw away the mfer. murdered that man FOR WHAT ? Then mfers. wonder and snivel why most people hate cops . but that’s not cool either because there are REAL cops that actually “serve and protect”

    • Deborah Freedman | March 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM | Reply

      Did you see the full video, where Floyd was saying he couldn’t breathe when they were just trying to get him into the police car? The guy was saying it from the minute they slapped cuffs on him. It’s still no excuse for kneeling on his neck that long, but I can see why they ignored his saying he couldn’t breathe. It was a ‘boy who cried wolf’ sort of event.

  2. Let’s see how Amerikkka work on this case. The world is watching.

    • @T. R. Campbell To offer a settlement to the family might stop a civil suit against the city but it doesn’t have any bearing on the criminal case. The release of that information prior to jury selection makes it more difficult to find “impartial” jurors. I don’t think changing the venue would work. This become a global protest.

    • T. R. Campbell | March 17, 2021 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @m. kramer Even if the family filed a civil action against the city, the process could drag on for at least 6 to 8 months or linger depending on the Court docket, the motions filed, etc. From a legal standpoint this settlement with the family will have no impact on the criminal proceedings. The timing of the settlement however, would clearly have an impact on the minds of the jury. The presiding judge was concerned about the timing of the settlement. The defense wanted to re-question those yours who had already been seated and two of them stated the settlement caused them to change their minds and they were dismissed by the court. It would appear that there is some difficulty selecting an unbiased jury.

    • Sharon Boston | March 19, 2021 at 10:55 AM | Reply

      @T. R. Campbell So why is the settlement making it difficult to select jurors? It’s a civil matter & has nothing to do with the criminal case.

    • T. R. Campbell | March 19, 2021 at 11:19 AM | Reply

      @Sharon Boston It is important for both the defense and prosecution to select a jury that can listen to the facts presented in court under the rules of evidence that is mandated by the court and reach a fair decision. While both the prosecution and the defense want to select jurors that might be “sympathetic to their cause”, neither side including the court want jurors who have already made up their minds as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
      Prospective jurors must be skillfully questioned about any ulterior motive‘s, any bias or discrimination they might have, their understanding of all of the pretrial publicity, and their ability to weigh any mitigating circumstances or apply any evidence that might be contrary to what the media has presented.
      The case in Minneapolis has received a huge amount of national publicity. We have all seen the knee on the neck of the deceased, we have witnessed the riots, the rhetoric. Potential jurors have been questioned and many have hinted that they have already made up their minds. I believe at the time of the City of decision to award a huge amount to the family of the deceased approximately seven jurors had been seated. The judge expressed concern about the timing of this award as did the defense. Both the court and the defense had serious concerns that the jury has been poisoned by the settlement that was announced by the city. The judge allowed the defense to call back those jurors that had already been seated to question them about their state of mind now that the settlement was made. As I recall two or possibly three jurors told the court that they were aware of the settlement and they had change their minds about the defendant. The settlement had a great impact on ability of some to make a fair decision. Those jurors were released.
      In many high profile trials such as this the prosecution well urged the court to sequester the jury so that they are kept in isolation and insulated from any outside influences other than the evidence presented in court. I don’t know if that has been done in this case. If a guilty verdict is rendered the defense will have ample opportunity to appeal. The settlement was of concern to the court and the defense that seated jurors or potential jurors they have been unduly influenced.
      I believe now a full panel along with two alternates have been selected and we can expect the prosecution to present each case.

    • Jarod Williams | March 21, 2021 at 10:40 AM | Reply

      @T. R. Campbell Crown Jewel of the Democratic Party? Good reason to AVOID it at all cause. That is nothing to Brag about hun. I’m guessing you hold Baltimore high up there too? (Bless your heart) (Mean it)

  3. alan silverman | March 17, 2021 at 12:03 PM | Reply

    Now it’s gonna be even more difficult to find an impartial jury!

  4. Alasdair Blackmore | March 17, 2021 at 12:21 PM | Reply

    @2:15 … yup … YouTube !

  5. T. R. Campbell | March 17, 2021 at 12:21 PM | Reply

    It was very surprising and shocking to see that this settlement occurred during the jury selection of the Floyd trial. The court is already having a difficult time finding jurors and I am surprised that a change of venue has not been granted.
    Should there be a guilty verdict there will be ample reasons for appeal.

    • T. R. Campbell | March 17, 2021 at 1:37 PM | Reply

      @St griff It has nothing to do with whether or not the person is aware of the event. It has to do with the fact that they cannot listen to evidence presented in court and render a fair decision. Many people who have been in the jury pool have already made up their minds.

    • sure it does

    • @T. R. Campbell and ur the one who is surprised

    • T. R. Campbell | March 17, 2021 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      @St griff Perhaps shocking was the wrong word, I should’ve used surprised. You would think that the Minneapolis legal department would have recommended that the settlement not be granted until after the trial. Perhaps they did recommend this and the Minneapolis Mayor and City Council proceeded against the best legal advice.

    • @T. R. Campbell There was some young punk in there today who said MULTIPLE times that he could be fair and impartial. Then later in questioning he flat out admitted he doesn’t trust cops at all and wouldn’t believe any testimony from cops, even from cops called by the prosecution. They’re dealing with jurors who literally destroyed their own city and hate the police but will lie to get Chauvin convicted. This is why it’s taking so long. Social outrage is not evidence in a court of law.

  6. When the citizens are the one’s putting up the payments for a wrongful death due to the protection of civil servants due to an ambiguous ruling by the Supreme Court sticker shock shouldn’t be a surprise.

    • T. R. Campbell | March 17, 2021 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      What many people fail to understand or lose sight of is that the ultimate authority over a city Police Department rests with the Mayor and the City Council. These elected officials have control over all city departments to include sanitation, streets, water, electrical, permits and inspection, fire and police departments, etc.
      These city officials are responsible for the heads of each department to include fire and police chief, the city officials also direct policy. The police department is the armed enforcement agent of the city and is expected to enforce the laws passed by the elect a representative. The elected city officials also negotiate police union contracts. The mayor and city Council ultimately approve of all police union contracts also.
      If people do not trust the police department that also reflects negatively on the elected officials.
      All of this however, goes back to the inept Mayor and City Council of Minneapolis who should resign immediately.

  7. Sounds like they wanted out of jury duty to me.

  8. Candee Jordan | March 17, 2021 at 12:42 PM | Reply

    This guy shouldn’t get anymore consideration then he gave Mr George Floyd.

  9. The knee dont fit you must acquit.

  10. If you’re from Minneapolis, my sympathy to you. Things were tense before, and the outlook isn’t getting any better.

  11. I hope you are all live streaming this on the Washington Post site live. (On a break) politics aside (timing of civil award) watch this jury selection

  12. If they said that affected them.., then they’re to stupid to be on the jury

  13. Just play the OJ Simpson reverse UNO card on jury selection.

  14. Johnny Cooper | March 17, 2021 at 4:32 PM | Reply

    Truth Each person that voted could have gotten 1 million dollars and that would be less than 1.9 trillion

  15. So I find it completely stupid that they have been dismissed for having an opinion on the case or feel negative towards the murderer, any person that has seen that tape that was plasters everywhere will have formed an opinion on this case (most likely a negative one) and if they say otherwise their lying.

  16. Constituent A | March 17, 2021 at 11:57 PM | Reply

    My, but that Shaquille Brewster is a handsome young man!

  17. Moving the trial won’t make a difference. It’s a nationwide story

  18. Was the awarding of damages done to influence the outcome?
    So he now gets off on a biased decision.

  19. Wow, I can tell this is going to take a very long time.

  20. If he gets off the world is going to end 🤷🏾‍♂️. Don’t care how anyone feels about it we are literally being faces with facts with the video

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