According to a recent report from Deadline.com, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for killing George Floyd will be aired on live television. Chauvin has been charged with manslaughter and second degree murder.
The report states that Chauvin’s trial will be televised on CourtTV, as well as on Law & Crime, which is available on basic cable packages throughout the country and on most major OTT platforms including Peacock, Sling, fuboTV and many others
Minneapolis City Councilman Phillipe Cunningham said via a statement, “This trial is more than just about Derek Chauvin. It is about policing and public safety and how fundamentally flawed it is in the United States.”
A spokesperson for the Minneapolis PD stated that the police are preparing for uprisings from both sides based on the outcome. “We had a great deal of civil unrest last year, and it was a level of violence and unrest that this city has never seen. In law enforcement, you plan for the worst and hope for the best. We owe it to the residents, businesses, and visitors to have a plan in place.”