Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal for a new trial on Tuesday after being convicted of the murder of George Floyd last month.
Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed a complaint, arguing that Chauvin’s ability to provide a fair trial had been affected by previous releases. The move claimed the court abused its discretion, rejecting a request for a change of location and a new trial.
Because the court failed to sort the jury “Remind them to avoid all media,” they are not only exposed to a biased public, but also “intimidation of the jury or the fear of punishment,” the Nelson document said.
The jury found Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murders, including second-degree murder, in Floyd̵7;s May 2020 death.
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