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  Judge in Derek Chauvin trial says Rep. Maxine Waters' comments may be grounds for appeal
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Apr 19, 2021 07:34pm
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AuthorCaroline Kelly
News DateTuesday, April 20, 2021 12:05:00 AM UTC0:0
Description(CNN)The judge overseeing former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd said Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters' comments could be grounds for appealing a verdict in the trial.

"I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned," Judge Peter Cahill told defense attorney Eric Nelson on Monday.

Waters on Saturday night had called for protesters to "stay on the street" and "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is acquitted in Floyd's killing, comments immediately seized on by Republicans who claimed that Waters was inciting violence. The California Democrat said she was in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to show her support for protesters amid ongoing protests over the police killing of Daunte Wright and to also support his family.

"We've got to stay in the street and demand justice," Waters said to reporters, according to video posted on social media.
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