Derek Chauvin’s lawyer files motion requesting new trial

A lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed a motion on Tuesday to request a new trial for his client.

Eric J. Nelson argued in the document that Chauvin was “deprived” of a “fair trial” and that there was “prosecutorial and jury misconduct” present in the proceedings.

Last month, Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

This is a developing story and will be updated.