Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill: “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned.”


It’s OK: Judge who refused change of venue request or to sequester the jury had instructed them not to watch the news.

“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said.

Judge blasts U.S. Rep Maxine Waters for ‘abhorrent …

The judge overseeing the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday harshly criticized U.S. Representative Maxine Waters’ remarks on the case, saying she might have given ..

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said during the closing moments of Chauvin’s trial that it was abhorrent of Waters, a Democrat from California, to tell protesters it would be unacceptable for the former officer to be acquitted of murdering George Floyd.

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that’s disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” Cahill said after dismissing jurors from the courtroom.

“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said.

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