Chauvin to appeal conviction in George Floyd case

CNN – Former police officer Derek Chauvin will appeal his sentence on charges made in George Floyd’s murder earlier this year.

Chauvin will appeal 14 matters related to the case, according to court filings Thursday. He claimed the court where his trial was held “abused his discretion” by refused Chauvin to change locations, refused his offer to have the jury isolated during the trial, and denied his request for a new trial.

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In June, the former Minneapolis officer was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the second-degree murder of George Floyd.

In addition, Chauvin’s filing claimed the court did not allow him to remove jurors who had “Clear bias”. The filing also alleges only limited evidence was allowed from a 2019 incident between Floyd and law enforcement.

Video from the incident shows Chauvin kneeling on The 46-year-old black man’s neck and back while he was handcuffed while saying “I can’t breathe” has rocked the country and been a catalyst for protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

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