Derek Chauvin Files For New Trial In George Floyd Murder Case

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was convicted last month of murdering George Floyd filed court documents for a new trial on Tuesday. His attorney, Eric Nelson, petitioned the court, alleging that Chauvin’s constitutional rights were violated when Judge Peter Cahill refused to change the venue of the trial, and that the pretrial publicity… Continue reading Derek Chauvin Files For New Trial In George Floyd Murder Case

BRETT FAVRECHAUVIN DIDN’T MEAN TO KILL FLOYD… But He Went Too Far

Brett Favre is weighing in on the Derek Chauvin verdict … saying he truly believes the ex-cop did NOT intentionally kill George Floyd, but his actions were downright inexcusable. Chauvin was found guilty on all 3 charges stemming from the May 2020 incident on Tuesday … and is now facing up to 40 years behind… Continue reading BRETT FAVRECHAUVIN DIDN’T MEAN TO KILL FLOYD… But He Went Too Far

Critics Say Chauvin Defense ‘Weaponized’ Stigma For Black Americans With Addiction

When George Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross took the stand for the prosecution, she described the couple’s struggle with drugs as part of the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. “It’s a classic story of how many people get addicted to opioids,” Ross testified. “We both suffered from chronic pain. We both had prescriptions.” During the opioid crisis,… Continue reading Critics Say Chauvin Defense ‘Weaponized’ Stigma For Black Americans With Addiction

Testimony Ends Without Derek Chauvin Taking The Stand In His Trial

Testimony ended Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The defendant said he will not testify in his defense in the trial and would invoke his Fifth Amendment right. Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after he held his knee… Continue reading Testimony Ends Without Derek Chauvin Taking The Stand In His Trial

‘I Never Imagined This’: Daunte Wright’s Family Calls For Accountability

In their first public press conference, the family of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., expressed grief and anger, called for accountability, and questioned why police felt the need to use any force on their son. Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother, recounted the phone call she had… Continue reading ‘I Never Imagined This’: Daunte Wright’s Family Calls For Accountability

Chauvin’s Former Supervisor Testifies Restraint Should Have Ended Much Sooner

Court TV via APRetired Sgt. David Ploeger of the Minneapolis Police Department testified Thursday in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin that the force officers used against George Floyd went on too long and should have ended once Floyd had been handcuffed and stopped resisting. “When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any… Continue reading Chauvin’s Former Supervisor Testifies Restraint Should Have Ended Much Sooner

Chauvin Trial: Witnesses Describe Officers’ Fatal Detention Of George Floyd

He was driving his van by Cup Foods when he saw police officers next to Floyd’s SUV. He immediately pulled over. When asked why, he replied, “Being nosy… in the neighborhood, I’m a nosy person.” From the Cup Foods side of the street, McMillian started watching. He saw an officer ask Floyd to get out… Continue reading Chauvin Trial: Witnesses Describe Officers’ Fatal Detention Of George Floyd

Firefighter Testifies: ‘I Was Desperate To Help … And This Human Was Denied That

Genevieve Hansen expected Monday, May 25 to be a peaceful day. That’s what she told jurors on Tuesday in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing George Floyd last year. Instead, during an off-duty walk home from a community garden she heard a woman yelling that the police were… Continue reading Firefighter Testifies: ‘I Was Desperate To Help … And This Human Was Denied That

Judge In Chauvin Trial Rules That Underage Witnesses Can Testify

On the second day of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, the judge considered a motion about the testimony of minors — including a witness whose video of the killing of George Floyd was seen around the world. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill was asked to determine whether the court would permit… Continue reading Judge In Chauvin Trial Rules That Underage Witnesses Can Testify

It Wasn’t Right,’ Young Woman Who Recorded Chauvin And Floyd On Video Tells Court

The young woman whose cellphone video showed former police officer Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck says she was drawn to the curb in Minneapolis by the sight of “a man terrified, scared, begging for his life.” “It wasn’t right,” she said. “He was suffering, he was in pain.” The woman is… Continue reading It Wasn’t Right,’ Young Woman Who Recorded Chauvin And Floyd On Video Tells Court