Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2021, 10:48 AM

Spotlight Won’t Faze Judge Helming Floyd Death Case, Lawyers Say

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

The judge presiding over the first murder trial in George Floyd’s death has argued from both tables on the other side of the bench.

In his career, Judge Peter Cahill has ruled on cases against Black Lives Matter protesters, worked with Amy Klobuchar in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, and fought for accused murderers. He prosecuted criminal cases in Hennepin County before he was appointed to the Minnesota state court in 2007. He defended them, too.

Cahill is in command of the trial against a former Minneapolis police officer that may rival the O.J. Simpson trial of 1995

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