Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin


Reuters and CNN reported that a former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to death by kneeling on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, will be appealed.



Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in the first trial and serving a sentence in the first instance, filed a notice with the court on the 23rd local time that he plans to appeal his conviction and sentence of 22 years and 6 months in prison for the murder of Floyd. I did.



Chauvin said the court of first instance would appeal on 14 grounds, including multiple abuses of its discretion and erring in the course of the trial.



Among them were a decision by Judge Peter Cahill, who ruled over a request to move to a location other than Minneapolis' Hennepin County, to hold a trial, and a decision to deny a request for a new trial.



Chauvin's side requested a change of jurisdiction, arguing that the Floyd case became so famous in this area and that the city of Minneapolis announced that it would pay about 30 billion won in compensation to the Floyd family, making it difficult to find a jury who could judge fairly without prejudice. .



Chauvin also alleges that Judge Cahill improperly rejected a request to quarantine the jury during the trial and to remove potential jurors who were clearly biased in the selection process.



The Minneapolis Police Officers Association has paid for Chauvin's defense, but after he was found guilty and sentenced to prison, their duties were terminated, and they stopped paying attorneys' fees.



Chauvin is also charged with violating federal law during the arrest and violating Floyd's constitutional rights and using excessive force in the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in September 2017.

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