Security concerns are mounting ahead of the upcoming manslaughter trial for former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter in the April slaying of Daunte Wright, as the same courthouse in Minneapolis tasked with handling the murder trial for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death this time has opted not to broadcast proceedings.
The Minneapolis Police Department confirmed that officers on Saturday responded to reports about a group of protesters gathered outside a condominium complex downtown. An activist who’s grown an online reputation since Floyd’s death, said on a livestream that he and others had come to the door of a unit believed to be where Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu lives to demand transparency.
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“Officers responded to numerous reports of protesters in the area outside of the address,” the Minneapolis Police Department said in a statement to WCCO. “There is no report associated with this incident. MPD is reviewing the circumstances related to this incident.”
The incident also prompted a response from Hennepin County District Court’s Chief Judge, Toddrick Barnette, who indirectly acknowledged security concerns brought on by the video through a spokesperson two days later, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. In a statement Monday, a court administration spokesperson said “Judge Chu is unable to comment on pending cases or possible investigations into the…