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  1. Like they needed another reason to appeal the jury's decisions. Derek Chauvin juror LIED about protest: Cop's hope of appeal boosted after picture emerges of juror at BLM rally wearing 'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' T-shirt despite telling court he'd never been on a march Brandon Mitchell was one of 12 jurors who convicted Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin of the second-degree murder of George Floyd last month Mitchell, a 31-year-old black man, was photographed on social media attending an August 28 protest in Washington, DC at which Floyd's relatives spoke Mitchell is seen in the photograph wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr and the words 'GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS' and 'BLM' He is also wearing a baseball cap embossed with Black Lives Matter Mitchell acknowledged being at the event and that his uncle posted the photo, but claims he doesn't recall wearing or owning the shirt or cap Mitchell said he answered 'no' to two questions about demonstrations on the questionnaire sent out before jury selection Legal experts say the revelation will likely be brought up on appeal by Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, who will argue his client was denied impartial jury By ARIEL ZILBER FOR *******.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 19:05 EDT, 3 May 2021 | UPDATED: 11:04 EDT, 4 May 2021 One of the jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd took part in a Black Lives Matter protest last summer in Washington, DC, but failed to mention it in a questionnaire sent out before jury selection - and it could be grounds for the cop's appeal. A photo, posted on social media, shows Brandon Mitchell attending an August 28 event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's 'I Have a Dream' speech during the 1963 March on Washington. It shows Mitchell, a high school basketball coach, standing with two other men and wearing a T-shirt with a picture of King and the words, 'GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS' and 'BLM'. He is also wearing a baseball cap printed with Black Lives Matter. Mitchell has admitted the photo is of him from that date, but defended attending the rally, claiming it was not explicitly a protest against police or a commemoration for George Floyd. Floyd's brother and sister, Philonise and Bridgett Floyd, and relatives of other African Americans who have been shot by police addressed the crowd that day. Mitchell and Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, have not returned messages from *******.com seeking comment. A photo, posted on social media, shows Brandon Mitchell, who is black, attending the August 28 event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's 'I Have a Dream' speech during the 1963 March on Washington. It shows Mitchell (far right) standing with two cousins and wearing a T-shirt with a picture of King and the words, 'GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS' and 'BLM,' for Black Lives Matter. In this April 28, 2021 file photo, Brandon Mitchell, a juror in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, poses for a picture, in Minneapolis. Mitchell defended his participation in protest in Washington last summer in the wake of online speculation about his motives for serving on the jury Mitchell was one of 12 jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin (above) of second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter on April 20 Pictured: Derek Chauvin during the incident that ended George Floyd's life Mitchell, 31, acknowledged being at the event and that his uncle posted the photo, but said he doesn't recall wearing or owning the shirt. Mitchell was one of 12 jurors who convicted Chauvin of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Mitchell, the first juror to go public, spoke to several media outlets last week, including The Associated Press. 'I'd never been to DC,' Mitchell said of his reasons for attending the event. 'The opportunity to go to DC, the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something.'