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Judge: Ex-Cops in Floyd Killing Can't Get Fair Trial Right Now

Judge Peter Cahill delays trial of Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng until January

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the remaining case of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing ordered Monday that the trial be delayed until January to improve prospects for a fair trial. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng had been due to go on trial next Monday on...

Lawsuits: We Endured Derek Chauvin's 'Signature Move'

Minneapolis city attorney hopes for a 'reasonable settlement'

(Newser) - Two Minnesotans filed federal civil rights lawsuits Tuesday against the city of Minneapolis and Derek Chauvin, alleging they were traumatized when the former police officer used his "signature move" of kneeling on their necks—the same way that he killed George Floyd, per the AP . John Pope Jr. was...

Family Backs Derek Chauvin's Prison Choice
Federal Judge Accepts
Chauvin Plea Deal

Federal Judge Accepts Chauvin Plea Deal

Ex-officer will serve 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Update: A federal judge has accepted a plea deal in the civil rights case against Derek Chauvin and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison. The former police officer pleaded guilty in December to violating George Floyd's civil rights during the arrest that led to the...

Derek Chauvin Appeals to Overturn Conviction

Or, at the very least, he wants a new trial or his sentence reduced after murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin has filed an appeal, seeking to overturn his conviction for murdering George Floyd in May 2020. CNN reports the court filing entered by the former Minneapolis police officer's lawyer on Monday in Minnesota's Court of Appeals detailed a dozen-plus "structurally defective" parts of his case...

Civil Rights Trial Opens for 3 Cops in George Floyd's Death

Prosecutors say they stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd 'right in front of them'

(Newser) - Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow officer Derek Chauvin "slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them." But one defense attorney countered that Chauvin called "...

Chauvin Expected to Change His Plea in Federal Case
Chauvin to Judge:
'Guilty, Your Honor'

Chauvin to Judge: 'Guilty, Your Honor'

Former Minnesota cop pleads guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Update: Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he's already spending behind bars on a state conviction. Chauvin appeared in person Wednesday for the change of plea hearing in an orange short-sleeved prison...

Chauvin Files Appeal, Asks for Public Defender
Derek Chauvin Is
Denied a Public Defender

Derek Chauvin Is Denied a Public Defender

He filed an appeal in September, listing 14 issues with conviction

(Newser) - Update: Derek Chauvin's request to have a public defender assist him with his appeal of George Floyd's murder has been shot down by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Star Tribune reports Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said Chauvin failed to prove that, as the law requires, he cannot afford...

Chauvin Addresses Alleged Chokehold on Black Teen

Former cop pleads not guilty to civil rights violation involving 14-year-old

(Newser) - The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegedly violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. Derek Chauvin, who is charged in federal court...

Chauvin, 3 Others Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Ex-Minneapolis officers are accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the death of George Floyd Tuesday—and three of them asked for their trials to be separated from that of Derek Chauvin, who is in prison for murdering the Black man. Chauvin appeared remotely from a maximum security...

Derek Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years in Prison
Derek Chauvin Gets
22.5 Years in Prison
the rundown

Derek Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years in Prison

Former Minneapolis officer offered condolences to George Floyd's family in court

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin is going to prison for the murder of George Floyd . A judge in Minneapolis on Friday sentenced the former city police officer to 22 and a half years behind bars, reports the AP . Prosecutors had asked for 30 years, while Chauvin's legal team said he deserved only...

Derek Chauvin Will Learn His Fate Today

Former Minneapolis officer could be sentenced to decades in prison

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin will be sentenced Friday for the murder of George Floyd—and while the former Minneapolis police officer remained silent during his trial, he will have an opportunity to speak before the sentence is delivered. Members of Floyd's family will have the opportunity to give victim impact statements,...

In Chauvin Sentencing, 2 Vastly Different Requests

State asks for double the recommended maximum

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin will be sentenced June 25 on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd, but prosecutors and defense attorneys are still a long way apart—a full 30 years, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Wednesday. Prosecutors have requested a 30-year sentence for the former Minneapolis...

One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views
One Year After George Floyd
Death, a Mix of Views
OPINION roundup

One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views

'I think the verdict is still out on that,' says one observer of the prospects of real change

(Newser) - Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and as part of the observances, members of Floyd's family will visit President Biden at the White House, reports CNN . Others are weighing in on the changes over the past year....

Cops Bust 3 in Macabre Vandalism of Chauvin Witness' Old Home

Police say 3 women smeared home in blood, also left pig's head near former home of Barry Brodd

(Newser) - Three women have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the former California home of a former police officer who testified on behalf of Derek Chauvin. Police say the women splashed pig blood on the Santa Rosa home and left a pig's head near the front porch. Rowan Dalbey, 20, Kristen...

Judge: 'Aggravating Factors' Proven in Chauvin Trial

Ruling clears the way for longer sentence

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin is due to be sentenced June 25 for the murder of George Floyd—and the judge who presided over his trial has signaled that he is likely to go beyond the 12.5 years sentencing guidelines call for. Judge Peter Cahill ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had proven four...

More Legal Trouble for Cops in George Floyd Case

Federal grand jury indicts Derek Chauvin, 3 others on civil rights charges

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment...

Derek Chauvin Asks for New Trial
Derek Chauvin
Asks for New Trial

Derek Chauvin Asks for New Trial

Attorney cites alleged prosecutorial, jury misconduct

(Newser) - Two weeks after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, he is seeking a new trial. Attorney Eric Nelson filed the request Tuesday, arguing that there was jury and prosecutorial misconduct in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer, NBC reports....

Picture of Chauvin Juror Raises Questions on Impartiality

Facebook post showing Brandon Mitchell in BLM T-shirt at DC march last August could affect appeal

(Newser) - A photo has emerged of one of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, and it's raising questions that could affect Chauvin's appeal. Brandon Mitchell, who served on the jury that convicted the former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd, says he went to...

Trial of 3 Other Cops Is More Important Than Chauvin's

Paul Butler of Washington Post says convictions would dent the 'blue wall of silence'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd. In August comes the trial of three other former Minneapolis officers who were at the scene—Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, all of whom are charged with aiding and abetting . If their trial feels like a lesser event...

Chauvin Juror: Here's Why It Took Us as Long as It Did

Brandon Mitchell says most of the deliberation time was spent going over terminology

(Newser) - 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...

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