The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty in the contentious and highly-publicized case concerning the death George Floyd.
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, and the former officer was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in 2021.
The Supreme Court did not specify why it would not take up the case. Notably, the high court only hears about 100 appeals of the 7,000 or so cases it’s asked to review annually.
Attorney William Mohrman filed an appeal on behalf of Chauvin, arguing, in part, that his client was denied the right to a fair trial.
Videos of Floyd’s detainment on the ground by Chauvin went viral in 2020, sparking protests