Derek Chauvin, A former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murder George Floyd, Filed an appeal late on Thursday (September 2).
The Minneapolis Star Tribune Reported that his legal team filed documents with the Minnesota Court of Appeals that he was eligible to appeal his conviction 90 90 days after his June 25 sentence.
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The dishonored official has filed a complaint of “premeditational prosecutorial misconduct” against the state, as well as several issues he had with the jury. After all, he raised 14 concerns in his court about the way he was prosecuted. According to the Star Tribune, he also raised several issues with the jury.
He accused the court of abusing his discretion while rejecting his proposal to change the venue, rejected the jury’s request for separation, denied a new trial for what he called “jury misconduct” and also accused the court of not giving biased permission. Judge from the jury.
Chauvin faced trial in a Minneapolis courtroom in a high-profile case that was the focus of racial tensions over the deaths of blacks at the hands of police and vigilantes. After being convicted on April 20, Floyd’s family expressed relief that Chauvin would be held responsible for his death in May 2020, where the officer was on his knees for about nine minutes, all captured on cellphone video.
Speaking at a news conference after his conviction, Philonis Floyd said: “I’ve been praying for days and I’ve been talking about existence. “It simply came to our notice then [Chauvin] Will be convicted. ”
Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to all charges of murder and manslaughter. He and other officials accused in Floyd’s case are also preparing for trial in a federal civil rights case. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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