Derek Choon, a former Minneapolis police officer, has appealed to a state court to release him George Floyd’s 2020 murder sentenceAccording to the appeal filed on Monday.
The 82-page filing lists more than a dozen aspects of the case and trial, with Choun’s lawyer arguing that the proceedings were tainted and “structurally flawed.” This includes widespread out-of-court publicity and out-of-court protests, as well as city announcements during jury elections. That it will pay one 27 million settlement To Floyd’s family.
Chauvin and his lawyer, William F. Muharram, are asking the Court of Appeal to reconsider whether the location should have been changed, whether the jury was completely separated, or whether the trial Due to delays Protest before the trial And media coverage.
The appeal also alleges misconduct by the prosecution, and alleges that state attorneys failed to properly disclose the findings and to properly prepare prosecution witnesses.
CNN contacted Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison – who is the central prosecutor in the Chauvin case – for comment Tuesday night.
Shawin Was convicted Second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide, and second-degree homicide in April 2021.
Body camera and left-standing video capturing the last moments of Floyd’s life on May 25, 2020, shows the 46-year-old black man kneeling on his neck and back for more than nine minutes as Floyd took to the air. “I can’t breathe,” he gasped at the officers. Floyd’s death and video sparked nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice.
The appeal argues that Choun’s sentence should be overturned or that the court should order a new trial elsewhere, stating that the trial proceeded “by error, mismanagement and prejudice.” It simply came to our notice then. The filing also argued that Choun was not given the constitutional right to a fair trial and a fair trial.
If the sentence is upheld, the appeal said, the court should reduce Chawin’s sentence within the state’s sentencing guidelines.
He was a former officer. Sentenced The 22-and-a-half-year sentence, which exceeds Minnesota’s 10-year and eight-month to 15-year sentence guidelines.
At sentencing, Judge Peter Cahill Written in a memoir That a harsh sentence is guaranteed in this case because Shavin “misused his position of trust and authority” and treated Floyd “disrespectfully” and denied him the dignity he deserved for all human beings. ”