The Dominion Post

Chauvin’s lawyer files request for new trial


The defence attorney for the former Minneapoli­s police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because of what he says is jury misconduct, according to a court document filed yesterday. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was convicted last month of second-degree unintentio­nal murder, third-degree murder and seconddegr­ee manslaught­er in the May 25 death of Floyd. Evidence at trial showed Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for 91⁄2 minutes as the black man said he couldn’t breathe and went motionless.

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