Former Minneapolis policeman Thomas Lane and his attorney exits the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility after the first court appearance of officer Derek Chauvin on June 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. – The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and three others accused of abetting the African American’s murder were to appear in court Monday, in a case that has touched off a global reckoning over racial inequality. Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old white officer who was filmed pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck, was scheduled to be the first to appear at 1715 GMT by videolink from the high security prison where he is being held. Chauvin, whose bail has been set at a million dollars, is charged with second degree murder for the death of 46-year-old Floyd, who was unarmed and handcuffed as Chauvin kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and will appear in person in court. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

Luego de ser interceptado el día de ayer por varios activistas, el abogado que defiende al ex oficial de la Policía de Minneapolis Alexander Kueng, interpuso una solicitud a la corte señalando que el clima de acoso del que son objeto, según su percepción, él y su cliente, hace necesario que el juicio sea movido a otra jurisdicción. En varios videos se puede observar que mientras el abogado, de nombre Earl Gray daba algunas declaraciones a los medios de comunicación, una persona identificada como organizador de las marchas de 10 kilómetros, comienza a interpelarlo y a interponerse en su paso. Este evento es el que dio pie a la solicitud del litigante.