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Cops Bust 3 in Macabre Vandalism of Chauvin Witness' Old Home

Police say 3 women smeared home in blood, also left pig's head near former home of Barry Brodd

(Newser) - Three women have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the former California home of a former police officer who testified on behalf of Derek Chauvin. Police say the women splashed pig blood on the Santa Rosa home and left a pig's head near the front porch. Rowan Dalbey, 20, Kristen...

Judge: 'Aggravating Factors' Proven in Chauvin Trial

Ruling clears the way for longer sentence

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin is due to be sentenced June 25 for the murder of George Floyd—and the judge who presided over his trial has signaled that he is likely to go beyond the 12.5 years sentencing guidelines call for. Judge Peter Cahill ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had proven four...

More Legal Trouble for Cops in George Floyd Case

Federal grand jury indicts Derek Chauvin, 3 others on civil rights charges

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment...

Derek Chauvin Asks for New Trial
Derek Chauvin
Asks for New Trial

Derek Chauvin Asks for New Trial

Attorney cites alleged prosecutorial, jury misconduct

(Newser) - Two weeks after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, he is seeking a new trial. Attorney Eric Nelson filed the request Tuesday, arguing that there was jury and prosecutorial misconduct in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer, NBC reports....

Picture of Chauvin Juror Raises Questions on Impartiality

Facebook post showing Brandon Mitchell in BLM T-shirt at DC march last August could affect appeal

(Newser) - A photo has emerged of one of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, and it's raising questions that could affect Chauvin's appeal. Brandon Mitchell, who served on the jury that convicted the former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd, says he went to...

Trial of 3 Other Cops Is More Important Than Chauvin's

Paul Butler of Washington Post says convictions would dent the 'blue wall of silence'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd. In August comes the trial of three other former Minneapolis officers who were at the scene—Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, all of whom are charged with aiding and abetting . If their trial feels like a lesser event...

Chauvin Juror: Here's Why It Took Us as Long as It Did

Brandon Mitchell says most of the deliberation time was spent going over terminology

(Newser) - A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a white former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said deliberations were primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions. Brandon Mitchell is the first juror that deliberated in Derek...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Cops Say Post About George Floyd Was Shared by Accident

Mayor says Facebook post was 'unacceptable'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin became a convicted murderer Tuesday—but somebody at a Massachusetts police department still held him up as a model of good behavior the next day. The Facebook page of the Fall River Police Department shared a screenshot Wednesday of a tweet that said, "Chauvin immediately stood and...

Chauvin Is Isolated in Prison
Chauvin Is
Isolated
in Prison

Chauvin Is Isolated in Prison

Convicted killer is being kept from other inmates for his safety, officials say

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin will await sentencing in solitary confinement at a Minnesota prison, allowed out of his cell for an hour a day for exercise. The former Minneapolis police officer, convicted Tuesday of murder in the death of George Floyd, will be kept away from other inmates for his safety, the...

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'
After the Chauvin
Verdict: 'This Is
Our Selma Moment'
THE RUNDOWN

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'

Reaction and backlash after ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - The aftereffects of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd are still being felt across the nation and around the world, with one of Floyd's brothers noting, "This is a day for celebration," per CNN . Tuesday was also...

How Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Could Play Out

Former Minneapolis cop faces up to 40 years behind bars

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks after he was convicted Tuesday on all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer faces up to 40 years behind bars, ABC News reports. That's the maximum sentence for the most...

Meet the Teen Girl Who Took Critical Video of Chauvin, Floyd

Darnella Frazier filmed fatal encounter with Derek Chauvin

(Newser) - The teen girl who filmed George Floyd's death under Derek Chauvin's knee is being widely praised following Chauvin's conviction on all three counts of Floyd's murder and manslaughter . The cellphone video taken by Darnella Frazier , who was 17 when she came upon the scene outside Cup...

Biden: 'It Was a Murder in the Full Light of Day'

Chauvin could still face federal charges

(Newser) - The verdict against Derek Chauvin "can be a moment of significant change," President Biden said in a White House speech Tuesday, hours after a jury found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The Black man's death "...

Lawmakers From Both Parties Praise Guilty Verdict

'Today, a jury did the right thing,' Obama says

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties are expressing satisfaction with Tuesday’s guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin for murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, the AP reports. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters says: “I’m not celebrating, I’m relieved." Sen. Tim Scott, the chamber’...

Relief, Elation as Chauvin Found Guilty

Floyd family lawyer welcomes 'painfully earned justice'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin showed little emotion as the three guilty verdicts against him in the death of George Floyd were read out Tuesday, but there was jubilation outside the Minneapolis court building. The AP reports that there were cheers among hundreds of people gathered in a nearby park and people flooded...

Jury Reaches Verdict in Derek Chauvin Case
Derek Chauvin
Guilty on All Counts
UPDATED

Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Counts

Former Minneapolis officer will be sentenced in 8 weeks

(Newser) - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin learned his fate as a tense nation watched Tuesday. The jury found Chauvin guilty on all three counts he was charged with in the May 25 death of George Floyd—second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The most serious charge, second-degree murder,...

Biden Calls Case Against Chauvin 'Overwhelming'

After talking to Floyd's family, president says evidence against Chauvin is 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - President Biden said Tuesday that he considers the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death to be "overwhelming." He told reporters in the Oval Office that he felt free to say that because the Minneapolis jury is sequestered, the AP reports. Biden added that he's...

Chauvin Case Goes to Jury
Chauvin Case Goes to Jury

Chauvin Case Goes to Jury

Judge rejects request for mistrial

(Newser) - The murder case against former Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest. The jury of six white members and six Black or multiracial ones was sent off to begin deliberating after nearly a full...

In Court Monday, a Rare Look at Chauvin's Face
Chauvin Takes Mask Off
as His Lawyer Speaks
UPDATED

Chauvin Takes Mask Off as His Lawyer Speaks

Jury is expected to begin deliberations Monday

(Newser) - It's the biggest day yet in the Derek Chauvin trial, with both sides presenting closing arguments. They are expected to wrap up in time to allow the jury to begin deliberations on Monday. The AP , meanwhile, notes that the former Minneapolis officer accused of murdering George Floyd took his...

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