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Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial, impeachment of verdict

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion on several points and that the verdict should be impeached because of jury misconduct.

Derek Chauvin was convicted last month of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25 death of Floyd.

In a brief filed Tuesday, attorney Eric Nelson said the court violated Chauvin's right to due process and a fair trial. The filing did not include details about how the jury committed misconduct.

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