Derek Chauvin Requests New Trial, Claims Jury Misconduct

“The court abused its discretion when it failed to sequester the jury for the duration of the trial, or in the least, admonish them to avoid all media, which resulted in jury exposure to prejudicial publicity regarding the trial during the proceedings,” Nelson wrote, “as well as jury intimidation and potential fear of retribution among jurors….”

Nelson also accused prosecutors and Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill of “multiple errors in these proceedings,” which he said deprived Chauvin of a fair trial.

The former cop was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death after 10 hours of deliberations.

 

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