Judge assigned to former MPD officer Derek Chauvin’s case

A judge has been selected to serve in the former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s case in connection to the death of George Floyd.

Hennepin County Judge Peter A. Cahill will serve as the judge throughout the proceedings.

Officials say Chauvin was in negotiations for plea deal prior to arrest, charges

Cahill was appointed on May 30, 2007 and elected in 2008 and 2014. He has worked in criminal cases since January of last year. Before that, Cahill spent three years in juvenile cases, served as a Chief Judge from 2012 to 2016, and has had his hand working in law since 1984 in the state of Minnesota.

Chauvin faces charges consisting of second-degree and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

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