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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted or murdering George Floyd, is now reportedly set to begin the process of appealing his case.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is moving forward to appeal his conviction and sentence in the murder case of George Floyd.

Chauvin’s attorney filed a notice of appeal on Friday morning, Reuters reported, “arguing that the judge in his case abused his discretion and made multiple errors during the trial.”

“In his appeal, Chauvin plans to raise 14 separate issues, including Judge Peter Cahill’s decision to deny Chauvin’s request to move the trial out of Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, because of the intense pretrial publicity,” the report noted.

The former officer is arguing that the judge “improperly denied requests to grant him a new trial, sequester the jury during trial and disqualify ‘clearly biased’ potential jurors during jury selection,” adding that Judge Peter Cahill “erred in permitting prosecutors to add a third-degree murder charge shortly before trial and in concluding that the man who had been with Floyd on the day of his arrest could not be forced to testify.”

Will Chauvin’s guilty verdict be overturned, and if it is, will the US see a new wave of riots? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Jay Preston
Jay Preston
6 days ago

The coroner’s report, completed 1 Jun but not publicly released until late Aug 2020 by order of AG Ellison (D), showed that Floyd had traces of methamphetamines in his body and several times the minimum dose of fentanyl to suppress breathing. Have heard, but have not found it in writing, that a forensic expert said that, absent the knee over Floyd’s neck, he would have ruled it “death by drug overdose”. I beleive that the “knee over the neck is a restraint technique becasue it is difficult to get up from the ground if your head cannot be moved upward. All that the officer’s knee needs to do is to hover over the suspect’s head, not pressing down, to effectively restrain his movements.