Chauvin

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The pretrial hearing for the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd takes place today. It will not be broadcast. A judge Friday denied a defense motion to video and audio coverage of the court proceedings. The State objected to the request by the attorneys for 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, 37-year-old Thomas Lane, 34-year-old Tou Thao, and 26-year-old J Alexander Kueng. The judge said the case has already received substantial pretrial media coverage and broadcasting the hearings could risk tainting a potential jury pool. The defendants' filing said they were requesting coverage as "necessary to promote the possibility of a fair trial." The four ex-officers are set to appear in court Monday.