Defence attorney Eric Nelson said he is requesting a new trial in the interests of justice, arguing that there were abuses of discretion that deprived Derek Chauvin of a fair trial.
Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, giving evidence for the prosecution on the fifth day of Derek Chauvin's murder and manslaughter trial, said the sacked 19-year veteran officer had violated department policies on the use of force.
On day four of former police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Courteney Ross cried on the witness stand as she told the story of how she met boyfriend George Floyd.
The judge in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has denied Chauvin's request to move his trial to a different county.
Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes faces second and third-degree murder charges while three others are charged with aiding and abetting a murder.
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