Can’t Bear Jail Conditions: Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals Against George Floyd Murder Convictions

Can’t Bear Jail Conditions: Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals Against George Floyd Murder Convictions an accessible web community

By Spy Uganda Correspondent

The former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed an intent to appeal with the Minnesota state appellate court over his murder conviction for the death of George Floyd.

READ ALSO: George Floyd Murder: Chauvin The Killer Finally Sentenced To Over 22 Years In Prison

A jury found Chauvin, guilty in April of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a black man. The verdict was seen widely as a landmark rebuke of the disproportionate use of force by the police against black Americans.

The video of Chauvin kneeling on the neck of the handcuffed Floyd for more than eight minutes during the arrest caused outrage around the world and the largest protest movement seen in the US in decades.

READ ALSO: Meghan Condemns George Floyd Killing As Brutal Policemen Are Charged With Murder

Chauvin was jailed in June for 22-and-a-half years.

In documents filed on Thursday, Chauvin raised 14 issues about his prosecution, including the court’s denial of a request for a change of venue, that he believed supported his request for an appeal.

READ ALSO: Breaking! Police Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of Killing Minnesota Black American George Floyd, Faces Over 50 Yrs In Jail!

The Minnesota district court could not immediately be reached for comment.

Chauvin said that in his opinion the judge abused his discretion when he denied requests to sequester the jury throughout the trial, denied him a new trial due to what he described as juror misconduct and did not allow him to strike what he said was clearly biased jurors from serving on the jury.

Chauvin also listed issues with the trial itself, including the addition of the third-degree murder charge and the court’s failure to make an official record of numerous sidebars throughout the trial.

Separately, Chauvin filed a motion to put the appeals process on hold until Minnesota’s supreme court reviews an earlier decision to deny him a public defender to represent him in his appeal.

READ ALSO: Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Sentence For George Floyd’s Murderer, Court To Decide On June 16th

In an affidavit, Chauvin said he had no attorney in the appeals process.

He said he had no income besides nominal prison wages, adding that his case was paid for by the Minneapolis Peace and Police Officers Association but it stopped paying for his legal representation after his conviction and sentencing. an accessible web community

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: