Derek Chauvin Requests New Trial

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Derek Chauvin filed a motion for a new trial on Tuesday. 

The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted last month of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

In a filing, his defense attorney Eric Nelson says the location and pretrial publicity, as well as “jury intimidation or potential fear of retribution,” made a fair trial impossible. He has asked the court for time to fully investigate. 

Presiding Judge Peter Cahill has denied several requests for a new trial, and the Minnesota attorney general’s office said “the State will vigorously oppose” the arguments.

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