After months of protests last summer following the death of George Floyd, local law enforcement is bracing for more violence and protests following the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Today's scene at the State Capitol is calm and quiet with reinforcements surrounding the building including barricades and law enforcement patrols. Chauvin's trial lasted for several weeks and has received comment from top officials including President Biden earlier this week. The jury went into deliberations late Monday. This verdict is a quick turn around for the jury and will be read between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. with live coverage on KFBK.
Places like this Bank of America are boarding up in preparation for more violence and potential looting. Many places hit hard over the summer are still recovering from the last round of protests and are taking more precautions this time.