Chauvin Files Appeal In George Floyd Case

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 11: Members of the Minneapolis Police Department monitor a protest on June 11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The MPD has been under scrutiny from residents and local city officials after the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a Minnesota appeals court on Wednesday to throw out his conviction over the death of George Floyd.
  • Chauvin is currently serving a 22.5-year prison sentence that he received in June 2021 after a jury found him guilty on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
  • Chauvin’s attorney, William Mohrman, told the court that his client’s trial should not have been held in Minneapolis.

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