A juror admitted she had fears that the mob would come for her family and destroy her community while serving on the jury for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder case over the death of serial felon drug addict George Floyd.
Juror 96 Lisa Christensen told KARE 11 that she had “mixed feelings” about serving on the jury in the first place due to the contentious nature of the case.
“There was a question on the questionnaire about it and I put I did not know. The reason, at that time, was I did not know what the outcome was going to be, so I felt like either way you are going to disappoint one group or the other. I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict,” she said to reporters.
Christensen was eventually dismissed by Judge Peter Cahill as an alternate and did not participate in the verdict in which Chauvin was convicted on multiple counts of murder.
“It did not impact me as far as the trial went. However, only being about six blocks from the police department, I could hear everything,” Christensen said. Read more…