Ex-Police Officer Convicted of George Floyd's Murder Appeals Verdict, Reports Suggest
07:51 GMT 24.09.2021 (Updated: 13:24 GMT 06.08.2022)
© REUTERS / JANE ROSENBERGFormer Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is placed in handcuffs, watched by Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, after a jury found him guilty on all counts in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 20, 2021 in this courtroom sketch.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of African American George Floyd, has filed an intent of appeal to the court regarding his verdict, the media reported on 24 September.
The 90-day deadline to appeal the court ruling expired on Thursday. Chauvin, who has represented himself, also requested to have his application stayed until he is assigned a public defender, according to the Minnesota-based broadcaster KSTP.
On Thursday, the convicted man was reportedly given an in forma pauperis, which is a permit for an indigent individual to proceed in court without paying any fees and other expenses linked to the trial.
© Screenshot/Minnesota Judicial BranchFormer Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens to victim statements on June 25, 2021, from the family of George Floyd as he awaits his sentencing for murder in the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens to victim statements on June 25, 2021, from the family of George Floyd as he awaits his sentencing for murder in the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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In his intent of appeal, the ex-officer listed 14 reasons to revise his verdict, including the refusal to sequester the jury and change the venue of the trial, as cited in the report.
In April, the former police officer was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the Floyd case.