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Legal Beat

Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial, hearing to impeach verdict

The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because of what he says is jury misconduct, according to a court document filed Tuesday. Derek Chauvin, who is white,

Legal Beat

Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. Chauvin, 45, was immediately led away with his hands

Legal Beat

For Chauvin’s trial attorney, it’s all about raising doubt

Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney was questioning George Floyd’s girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in Floyd’s phone? Courteney Ross first smiled at the question, then paused

National

EXPLAINER: Legion of Chauvin prosecutors, each with own role

Viewers watching the trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in George Floyd ‘s death may be struck by the array of prosecutors taking turns presenting their case. The choice of who does what is no accident. While Derek Chauvin ‘s attorney, Eric Nelson, works alone, the prosecution is being handled by two

Opinion

Opinion : The White Man Goes on Trial

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] Will he get a fair shake? Impossible. On Monday, Derek Chauvin’s trial will begin. He is, of course, the Minneapolis policeman who

Legal Beat

EXPLAINER: Chauvin’s lawyer is outnumbered, but has help

As trial approaches for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, the early proceedings suggest it’s not exactly a fair fight. No fewer than four attorneys have appeared for the prosecution so far, compared to a single attorney to defend Derek Chauvin. Many other lawyers are working for the prosecution behind the

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