Charges dropped against man accused of judge tampering
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A judge has dismissed charges against a Minneapolis man accused of trying to intimidate a judge presiding over the manslaughter trial of the former officer convicted in Daunte Wright’s death.
Cortez A. Rice was charged with tampering with a judicial officer, a felony.
Rice was accused of entering a condominium building where he thought Judge Regina Chu lived and making comments intended to intimidate her into allowing broadcast coverage of the trial of former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kimberly Potter.
Rice remains in custody because of a probation violation in connection with an illegal weapons conviction.