Derek Chauvin files motion for new trial in George Floyd case, alleging jury misconduct

…Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that the former officer’s ability to have a fair trial was affected by pretrial publicity.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal for a new trial Tuesday after being convicted last month of murdering George Floyd.

Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that Chauvin’s ability to have a fair trial was affected by pretrial publicity. The motion alleges that the court abused its discretion by denying the requests for a change in venue and a new trial.

A jury found Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 2020 death.

-NBC

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