Derek Chauvin’s lawyers appealing murder and manslaughter conviction in George Floyd’s death
(St. Paul, MN) — Lawyers for ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin today (Wed) appealed his conviction for the second-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. In oral arguments before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the attorneys contend Chauvin didn’t receive a fair trial in Hennepin County because of local news coverage and protests and civil unrest in Minneapolis. Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes in 2020. The Court of Appeals has 90 days to issue its ruling.