Minneapolis Courthouse Turned Into ‘Veritable Fortress’ Ahead Of George Floyd Murder Trial


The Minneapolis courthouse that will feature the trial connected to George Floyd, who died while in police custody on May 25, 2020, has been “turned into a veritable fortress,” the New York Post reported. Jury selection will begin on March 8 for the trial, where ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with murdering Floyd. The Post reported that Hennepin County District Court has been “ringed with concrete barriers, security fencing, and barbed wire.” This is in addition to increased security in the area, including “Minneapolis police, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies, Minnesota state troopers, and the National Guard,” the Post previously reported. “We are not going to be caught flat-footed,” Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told KTTC-TV earlier this month. The Post reported that Minneapolis authorities “have been hatching security plans for the trial since July, when outrage over Floyd’s death on May 25 while in police custody sparked massive protests worldwide.”

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