Derek Chauvin’s lawyer requests new trial, hearing to impeach guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death

The defense 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 Tuesday. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was convicted last … Read more

Derek Chauvin Juror Brandon Mitchell’s Participation In D.C. March Could Help Appeal, Legal Experts Say – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A picture of a juror in the Derek Chauvin trial posted on social media has some legal experts saying it could help in an appeal. A number of legal sources, including those familiar with the trial, told WCCO this juror at minimum will have to be questioned in what’s called a Schwartz … Read more

Community Members File Petition To Replace Minneapolis Police Department – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A charter amendment to replace the Minneapolis Police Department is one step closer to going before voters in November after a coalition of activists submitted their petition to city officials on Friday. Yes 4 Minneapolis, a coalition of community groups, delivered dozens of boxes containing the 20,000 signatures to amend the Minneapolis … Read more

Walz, DFL Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure On Republicans To Take Police Reform Action – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As the end of the legislative session nears, DFL lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz are dialing up the pressure on Republicans to take up their police accountability proposals. Walz, DFL lawmakers, and one New Republican caucus member all said changes to police policy is one of the top issues at the state capitol. … Read more

Derek Chauvin trial high school assignment sparks controversy

A high school class assignment that centered on Derek Chauvin is sparking backlash against the school and the teacher from some students and families who felt it was written with a bias against George Floyd.  Students in a criminal justice class at Bishop McDevitt High School in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote were asked 10 questions about Chauvin’s trial, in … Read more

Deliberations Should’ve Taken ’20 Minutes’ – NBC New York

A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a white former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said deliberations were primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions. Brandon Mitchell is the first juror that deliberated in Derek Chauvin’s trial to talk publicly … Read more

Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Rescheduled For June 25 – CBS DC

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The sentencing for Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been pushed back to June 25, court records show. Chauvin’s sentencing was originally set for June 16. A court spokesperson said the date was pushed back “due to a scheduling conflict.” On April 20, Chauvin was found … Read more

Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Rescheduled For June 25 – CBS Tampa

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The sentencing for Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been pushed back to June 25, court records show. Chauvin’s sentencing was originally set for June 16. A court spokesperson said the date was pushed back “due to a scheduling conflict.” READ MORE: As Demand Wanes, Pasco … Read more

Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Rescheduled For June 25 – CBS Detroit

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The sentencing for Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been pushed back to June 25, court records show. Chauvin’s sentencing was originally set for June 16. A court spokesperson said the date was pushed back “due to a scheduling conflict.” READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer Joins National … Read more

Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Rescheduled For June 25 – CBS San Francisco

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The sentencing for Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been pushed back to June 25, court records show. Chauvin’s sentencing was originally set for June 16. A court spokesperson said the date was pushed back “due to a scheduling conflict.” READ MORE: COVID: San Francisco Announces … Read more