Derek Chauvin files motion for new trial in George Floyd case, alleging jury misconduct – NBC News
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal for a new trial Tuesday after he was convicted last month of murdering George Floyd.
Chauvins attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that pretrial publicity affected Chauvin’s right to a fair trial.
The motion alleges that the court abused its discretion by denying the requests for a change in venue and a new trial.
Because the court failed to sequester the jurors or “admonish them to avoid all media,” Nelson’s filing said,…