George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin asks for new trial – BBC News

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    The former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of George Floyd has requested a new trial.

    Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court documents alleging misconduct by both prosecutors and jurors.

    Chauvin, who was captured on video kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, was found guilty of murder and manslaughter.

    His lawyer said his client was deprived of a fair trial. US media report that the request for a new trial was expected and is a common move following a conviction.

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    In This Story: George Floyd

    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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