‘He was guilty.’ Extra juror in favor of Chauvin conviction
This booking photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Corrections shows Derek Chauvin on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted Tuesday, April 20 of murder and manslaughter in the 2020 death of George Floyd. (Minnesota Department of Corrections via AP) @ap.news
By DOUG GLASS Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An alternate juror at the trial of Derek Chauvin said she agreed with the jury’s decision to convict him in George Floyd’s death.
Lisa Christensen said in an interview aired on “CBS This Morning” that she saw Chauvin as the leader of officers at the scene and that he brushed off warnings by bystanders that Floyd was in danger.
Christensen said she didn’t know if she would have voted to convict Chauvin on all three counts, but she felt he was guilty. She was one of two alternates who sat through three weeks of testimony but was dismissed before deliberations.