May 4, 2021
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