Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is asking the judge for a new trial


Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is silent as the jury finds him guilty of George Floyd’s death in second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree homicide in George Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 2021. as a still image from a video. Pool through REUTERS

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, asked the Minneapolis judge for a new trial on Tuesday, according to court records, two weeks after he was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and homicide in the murder of George Floyd.

In a series of motions filed with District Court Judge Peter Cahill, Chauvin ‘s attorney, Eric Nelson, said his client was deprived of a fair trial, adding that there was a misconduct on the part of prosecutors and jurors, an error of law during the trial and that the verdict was against the law.

On April 20, a 12-member jury found 45-year-old Sovovin guilty in all three cases, with whom he considered the three-week testimony of 45 witnesses, including outsiders, police officers and medical experts.

The rare verdict against police is seen as a milestone in the full racial history of the United States and the rebuke of law enforcement for black Americans is being rebuked.

In a video-clashed confrontation, Chauvin, a white police veteran, pressed Floyd on the neck of Floyd, a black man in handcuffs, for more than 9 minutes on May 25, 2020, for more than 9 minutes. three officers tried to arrest Floyd, who was accused of using a counterfeit $ 20 bill to buy cigarettes at a grocery store.

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