Tag Archives: Derek Chauvin

REPORT: Chauvin Near Plea Deal On Federal Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Sources tell WCCO that, as part of the plea, Chauvin could get a 20- to 25-year sentence, which he would serve at the same time as the state sentence, and that he would serve his time in federal not state prison. If convicted in federal court, Chauvin could face life in prison. Former Hennepin County …

Read More »

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years

CNN reports: Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison in the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Prosecutors had asked for a 30 year sentence, and Chauvin’s attorney asked for probation and time served. Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Technically, Chauvin faced up …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Sentencing Of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin

CNBC reports: A Minnesota judge Friday rejected a request for a new trial for former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. The denial came just hours before the judge is due to sentence Chauvin for the murder of Floyd. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, in an order, wrote that Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson had failed to …

Read More »

Chauvin Seeks New Trial Based On “Jury Misconduct”

NBC News reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal for a new trial Tuesday after being convicted last month of murdering George Floyd. Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that Chauvin’s ability to have a fair trial was affected by pretrial publicity. The motion alleges that the court abused its discretion by denying the requests …

Read More »

46% Of Republicans: Jury Got Chauvin Verdict Wrong

CBS News reports: Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd, a majority view that spans across all racial, age and partisan groups. Reaction to the verdict among White Americans is largely related to partisanship. White Democrats overwhelmingly think …

Read More »

Maryland To Review Old Reports By Chauvin Witness

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Friday that they will review in-custody death reports from former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler, just days after Fowler testified that former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin did not kill George Floyd. “We agree that it is appropriate for independent experts to review reports issued by the Office …

Read More »

DOJ May Charge Derek Chauvin Over Brutal 2017 Arrest

ABC News reports: Late last year, as a team of Minnesota state prosecutors was preparing for the trial that would ultimately convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, they received a series of videos depicting Chauvin’s handling of another case three years earlier that by their own description shocked them. The videos, from Sept. 4, 2017, …

Read More »

MA Police Dept Apologizes For Anti-George Floyd Post

The Fall River Herald-News reports: The Fall River Police Department posted and then deleted a post on Facebook appearing to criticize George Floyd, a Black man whose death at the hands of a police officer sparked massive protests last year and whose killer was convicted of murder yesterday. The post was a screenshot of a tweet that read, “Chauvin immediately …

Read More »

Chauvin Being Held In Solitary For 23 Hours A Day

The New York Times reports: Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison after he was convicted of murdering George Floyd and led out of a courtroom in handcuffs, according to authorities. Mr. Chauvin, 45, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine …

Read More »

Franklin Graham Praises Verdict: “Justice Is Served”

Posted last night to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: The verdict is in and Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd. Our legal system has worked and justice is being served. I hope all of America and our law enforcement will learn from this tragedy, and that we will become a better nation. My …

Read More »

Maxine Waters: “I’m Not Celebrating, I’m Relieved”

ABC News reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she was relieved when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday. “Someone said it better than me: I’m not celebrating. I’m relieved,” Waters told reporters after the verdict was read. Waters had been on the receiving end of intense backlash from Republicans following remarks she …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Responds To Derek Chauvin Verdict

NPR reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. He said he believed the case, which had gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, was “overwhelming.” Biden told reporters he was only weighing in on the trial into the death …

Read More »

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY On All Charges

Reuters reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. The verdicts come one day after the jury began deliberations. Chauvin, 45, faced three charges in connection with the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The charges included second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Verdict Announced In Derek Chauvin Trial

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Jurors have reached verdicts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death last year. The verdict will be announced in open court between 3:30 and 4 p.m. CDT. Jurors, who were sequestered, reached their decision after hearing …

Read More »

BREAKING: Verdict Reached In Trial Of Derek Chauvin

NBC News reports: The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The verdict will be read in open court between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. local time. The panel of seven women and five men began deliberating Monday after …

Read More »

Biden: Case Against Derek Chauvin Is “Overwhelming”

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told reporters that he was only weighing in on the trial …

Read More »

Jury Begins Deliberations In Derek Chauvin Trial

CBS News reports: The jury has begun deliberations following closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. The trial is nearing its end after more than 13 days of sometimes tense and emotional testimony at the heavily secured Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. Judge Peter Cahill sent the …

Read More »

DC Requests National Guard Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

CNN reports: The Army is preparing to approve a request for DC National Guard forces to deploy as soon as Monday night if there is unrest in the wake of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, according to a US defense official. The move comes amid nationwide tensions after recent police killings of Americans of color and as cities …

Read More »

Minneapolis Braces For Verdict In Chauvin Trial [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Thousands of armed Guard members in fatigues are stationed on street corners — in front of libraries, laundromats, pharmacies, restaurants, office buildings and grocery stores. Businesses have boarded up windows, public buildings are surrounded by razor wire and for several nights last week curfews forced Twin Cities residents indoors after dark. Some residents and business …

Read More »

TODAY: Closing Arguments In Derek Chauvin Trial

NPR reports: Monday marks the beginning of the end in regards to the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd last year by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes. The defense and prosecution have each rested their cases and both sides are set to deliver their closing arguments Monday. …

Read More »