Derek Chauvin Trial: Minneapolis businesses prepare for another round of potential riots.
The former police officer is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of African-American George Floyd. The hearing will begin in a few days, and Minneapolis is preparing for more unrest.
Derek Chauvin’s trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection on Monday, and some business owners in the city are already trying to protect their own from another round of arson and looting, many still not recovering from last June’s riots — total losses of about $500 million.
In downtown Minneapolis, where the trial will take place, government buildings are surrounded by massive fences and barbed wire. Nearby office buildings are also blockaded.
At this point, police say there are no credible threats.