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Biden nominates Chauvin prosecutor to be federal judge

Jerry BlackwellMINNEAPOLIS – President Biden has nominated one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd to be a federal judge. Jerry Blackwell is a Minneapolis attorney and a founding partner of the law firm Blackwell Burke. Blackwell helped prosecute Derek Chauvin for the May 2020 killing Floyd. In…

Chauvin appeals murder conviction for killing George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for murder in the killing of George Floyd, arguing that jurors were intimidated by the protests that followed and prejudiced by heavy pretrial publicity. Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a court filing this week to reverse his conviction, reverse and remand for a new trial…

State probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A state investigation launched after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer has determined that the department engages in a pattern of race discrimination. Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights announced the finding of the nearly two-year probe on Wednesday. The department has the power to enforce the state’s Human Rights Act, which makes it…

Jury selection to start in federal trial over Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd’s death face federal trial this week on charges they violated Floyd’s civil rights. J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are broadly accused of willfully depriving Floyd of his constitutional rights while acting under “color of law,” or government authority….

Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charges in Floyd’s death, prosecutors recommend 25 years in prison

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Federal prosecutors are recommending a sentence of up to 25 years in prison for Derek Chauvin, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal civil rights charges in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer’s plea means he will not face a federal trial in January. Chauvin was convicted this spring of state murder and…

Derek Chauvin guilty plea expected in George Floyd federal case

(FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin has notified the federal court in Minnesota of a change of plea to charges that he violated George Floyd’s constitutional rights. A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the federal courthouse in St. Paul. The scheduling of the hearing signal that Chauvin intends to plead guilty to the charges. Chauvin…

Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin says that he will release the names of the 15 jurors and alternates next week. Judge Peter Cahill’s order says he will make the list of jurors public on Nov. 1. The written questionnaires of all 109 potential jurors who were formally…

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to federal charges alleging he violated teen’s civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death has pleaded not guilty to violating a teenager’s civil rights in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. Derek Chauvin was convicted this year on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s 2020 death. He’s also charged in…

News outlets want judge to release names of Chauvin jurors

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – A coalition of news media outlets is asking the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him. Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. In a Wednesday court filing, the coalition, which includes The Associated Press, asked Judge Peter Cahill to immediately…