Source: Joe Hoft
Former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was made famous last year after the death of George Floyd during his arrest, has been denied a request for a new trial.
The judge in Minneapolis overseeing former Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s case has denied a request for a new trial.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s post-verdict motion for a new trial has been denied.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill ruled Thursday night that Chauvin “failed to demonstrate … the Court abused its discretion or committed error such that Defendant was deprived of his constitutional right to a fair trial.”
Cahill also ruled that Chauvin failed to demonstrate prosecutorial or juror misconduct.
Prosecutors have requested a 30-year prison sentence.
Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year, is set to be sentenced Friday to a potentially lengthy prison stay.
Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his role in Floyd’s death.
Prosecutors for the state of Minnesota requested a 30-year prison sentence, saying it “would properly account for the profound impact of Defendant’s conduct on the victim, the victim’s family, and the community,” according to a sentencing memo.