Former cop Derek Chauvin’s conviction appeal rejected for killing George Floyd

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By Vassia Barba The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who sought to overturn his conviction for second-degree murder in the tragic killing of George Floyd. The high court upheld the state court rulings that affirmed Chauvin’s guilt and his 22 1/2-year prison sentence. Chauvin’s defence had contended that their client was denied a fair trial in 2021 due to pervasive pretrial publicity and concerns regarding potential violence if he were to be acquitted. However, the Supreme Court’s decision maintains the outcome of the initial trial. George F…

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