Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion Requesting New Trial, Says Jury Committed Misconduct and Felt “Race-Based” Pressure to Convict

Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion Requesting New Trial, Says Jury Committed Misconduct and Felt “Race-Based” Pressure to Convict


May 4, 2021

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The attorney representing Derek Chauvin has requested a new trial for his client, citing several grounds including jury misconduct and outside intimidation.

Attorney Eric Nelson filed a motion Tuesday. Chauvin was convicted of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter last month in the 2020 killing of George Floyd.

Click here to read the four-page motion. Nelson cites jury misconduct, enormous pretrial publicity, outside intimidation, “race-based pressure during the proceedings,” and even failure to properly sequester the jury as sufficient grounds for a new trial.

“The cumulative effect of the multiple errors in these proceedings

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