Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in court tomorrow morning (Wed 9am) to change his not-guilty plea to federal civil rights charges in the death of George Floyd.  Hamline University legal and political analyst David Schultz points out because Chauvin still appears to be appealing his second-degree murder conviction in state court, it’s difficult to know his legal strategy:

“Obviously there’s something going on here, in terms of him making a decision of saying, I’m gonna pursue the appeal on one, but concede on the other one.”

Schultz suspects Chauvin is trying to strike a deal, possibly involving the cases against three other officers who were with him when George Floyd died in police custody.