Breaking the Blue Wall of Silence: Reflections on the Derek Chauvin Trial
The emotionally charged trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was a milestone case in a country whose legal system has historically been resistant to convict officers for alleged abuses. What did it take to break the blue wall of silence, the informal code among police officers protecting their own? Is it possible to get a fair trial and an impartial jury with this degree of pre-publicity? Was this a one-off victory or a new beginning for increased accountability in law enforcement? In this conversation, members of the prosecution team give insiders’ views of this historic case.