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May 6, 2021 | Via ABC News

Derek Chauvin’s Legal Team Requests New Trial

The legal team for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd last month, has filed a motion in a Minneapolis court requesting a new trial on multiple grounds, including jury misconduct. In the filing, Chauvin’s attorney says the former officer should have a new trial in the “interests of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial.”

April 21, 2021 | Via NPR

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of George Floyd’s Murder

The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched cases in recent memory, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced. Chauvin, 45, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

March 31, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Teen Tells Court George Floyd was ‘Begging for His Life’

The woman who recorded the shocking video of George Floyd’s death that prompted mass protests for racial justice around the world has told the Derek Chauvin murder trial of her feelings of guilt at being unable to intervene to save his life. Frazier was 17 when she recorded the video as a bystander. Chauvin, 45, who is white, has denied charges of second-and third-degree murder, and manslaughter.

March 29, 2021 | Via Sky News

George Floyd Killing: Trial Starts Today

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin starts today – 10 months after the death of George Floyd – and the stakes are high for race relations in America. The court will hear accounts of the events that unfolded on 25 May last year when police responded to a call from a convenience store where Mr Floyd had allegedly used a fake $20 bill.

June 8, 2020 | Via BBC

Minneapolis Council Pledges to Dismantle Police Department

A majority of Minneapolis City Council has pledged to dismantle the local police department, a significant move amid nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death last month. Nine of the 13 councilors said a “new model of public safety” would be created in a city where law enforcement has been accused of racism. Activists, who for years have demanded such a step, called it a turning point.

June 4, 2020 | Via Sky News

All Four Officers Now Face Charges over Death of George Floyd

Three police officers present when their colleague knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes are to face charges. Prosecutors have also upgraded the charges against the main officer involved, Derek Chauvin, to second-degree murder. He had initially been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter over Mr Floyd’s death, which has triggered protests across the US and around the world.

June 2, 2020 | Via BBC

Trump Threatens to Send in Army to End Unrest

President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and “defend their residents” he would deploy the army and “quickly solve the problem for them”. Protests over the death of George Floyd have escalated over the past week.

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