Chauvin Appeals George Floyd Murder Conviction to SCOTUS

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd in 2020, plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chauvin’s legal team argues that the trial generated unprecedented pretrial publicity and resulted in riots, potentially influencing the jury’s decision. The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected their request to review the case, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals also denied the appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court hears only a fraction of the appeals requested annually. Chauvin is currently serving a 22.5-year prison sentence, while three other officers involved in the case have also faced convictions on various charges related to Floyd’s death.