A juror who didn’t know she was an alternate in Chauvin’s trial details why she supports the former Minneapolis officer being convicted in George Floyd’s murder.
MINNEAPOLIS — A woman who sat as an alternate on the jury that found Derek Chauvin guilty in George Floyd’s murder is speaking out about what it was like to parse through nearly three weeks of testimony in the former Minneapolis officer’s high-profile trial.
Brooklyn Center resident Lisa Christensen told KARE 11’s Lou Raguse about her role on the jury, as another police killing unfolded in her neighborhood.
Christensen, who lives in the city where a white officer shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop this month, said that if she had been part of deliberations, she would’ve found Chauvin guilty. But Christensen had no idea that she was one of two alternates until the judge dismissed her right before the 12 jurors were sequestered.
By Lou Raguse