Former police officer Derek Chauvin has requested for a brand new trial, two weeks after he was discovered responsible of killing George Floyd.
Among the many causes given by Chauvin’s attorneys within the court docket submitting are the pursuits of justice, errors of regulation at trial, and prosecutorial and jury misconduct.
Former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin had denied prices of second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter.
However after 10 and a half hours of deliberations, the jury convicted the 45-year-old on all counts in April.
Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died whereas being restrained by Chauvin, who’s white, throughout his arrest within the US metropolis in Might 2020.
Video filmed by bystanders confirmed Chauvin’s knee pressed into Mr Floyd’s neck and again for nearly 9 minutes as he gasped for breath.
The footage shocked the world and sparked world protests about racism and police brutality.