UPDATE: Attorneys representing Kueng, Lane ask for all stay video and audio to be prohibited from trial

On Nov. 20, 2020, the court issued an get that permitted audio and online video protection of the joint demo of Kueng, Lane, Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao. The defense promises that the “throughout the world publicity from the televised coverage of the Chauvin demo” has impaired Kueng’s and Lane’s proper to a fair trial.

Chauvin’s demo was the very first to at any time be stay-broadcasted in the state of Minnesota. The COVID-19 pandemic factored into Cahill’s decision to let cameras in the courtroom.

The submitting goes on to say that, considering that the demo was livestreamed, a person defense witness for Chauvin was “harassed” and yet another was subject to “professional slander.” The protection argued this is what could be in keep if Kueng’s and Lane’s joint trial is livestreamed. 

“Counsel has been knowledgeable by point witnesses that they will not cooperate or testify because the proceedings are currently being televised. Other witnesses have been reluctant to take part without the need of stating a unique purpose, however intimating they are worried about staying related with the protection owing to the amount of press protection of this make a difference,” wrote the protection. 

Kueng and Lane have withdrawn their consent to allow for online video and audio protection of the demo. Kueng and Lane, together with the other two defendants, at first waived their right to allow this to come about in the courtroom.

By doing away with around the world protection of the demo, the filing concludes, Kueng’s and Lane’s team will be capable to present a “fair” protection. 

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