Former police officer Derek Chauvin has requested a new trial, two weeks after being convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Among the reasons cited by Chauvin’s lawyers in the court case were the interests of justice, errors of law at trial, and misconduct by prosecutors and jurors.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Chauvinist denied the charges of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
But after 10 and a half hours of deliberation, the jury sentenced the 45-year-old on all counts in April.
Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while being held by Chauvin, who is white, during his arrest in the US city in May 2020.
Video filmed by onlookers showed Chauvin’s knee pressed against Mr. Floyd’s neck and back for nearly nine minutes as he gasped.
The images shocked the world and sparked global protests against racism and police brutality.