Judge denies prosecution request for 48-hour seal on George Floyd filings, including video

A Hennepin County district judge denied a prosecution request for a 48-hour seal on filings related to the case of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died on May 25 after a police officer restrained him using his knee for nearly nine minutes.

Judge Peter Cahill, who is overseeing the prosecution of four ex-officers involved in the incident, said he did not want to build any additional time lag on releasing the filings in the Floyd case after a defense attorney moved to file a video and a transcript from a 2019 arrest of Floyd at an emergency hearing on Thursday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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