Judge Cahill decides to unseal the 14 names of jurors in the Chauvin trial

Derek Chauvin.
Derek Chauvin. Photo credit GettyImages

Following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in April, the names of those who served on his case's jury will be made public, according to an order from a Hennepin County judge.

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The jurors' names have been requested to be unsealed from several media outlets, and on Monday, Judge Peter Cahill decided to unseal the names on Nov. 1.

On the 1st, the names of the 14 sworn and alternate jurors will be made public.

"On the present record, this Court cannot assay any strong reason to believe the jurors continue to need protection from any external threats to their safety at this point, four months after this Court's sentencing of Chauvin, or that there is a substantial likelihood that making the prospective and impaneled jurors' names public information will interfere with the fair and impartial administration of justice," Judge Cahill wrote in his opinion, Fox9 reported.

The names will not be the only information made public as the questionnaires used to consider the 109 people for the jury and the verdict form signed by the jury foreperson will be made public as well.