Public allowed to view exhibits from Chauvin and Potter trials in February

The public will be able to take a look at trial exhibits for two recent high-profile Hennepin County cases – Derek Chauvin and Kimberly Potter – in February according to orders issued Thursday by judges Peter Cahill and Regina Chu.

People will be able to view the electronic exhibits from the two trials February 7th-18th on a laptop located in the Records Center in the Hennepin County Government Center. Viewing will allowed during normal business hours on a first-come, first-serve basis.

People are not allowed to take photos or videos of the exhibit according to the judicial order.

Cameras were allowed to broadcast the trials of former officers Chauvin and Potter, due to the pandemic. The two trials were the first time full trials were allowed to be video broadcast in Minnesota.

The exhibits that will be on display were all shown to the jury during the trials and much of it was broadcast, including body camera videos and photographs.

Chauvin was convicted and sentenced on three charges in the death of George Floyd. Potter was convicted of two charges in the death of Daunte Wright, her sentencing is scheduled for February 18th.