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Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed a motion seeking a new trial in the death of George Floyd, arguing that his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated multiple times throughout the proceedings.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson took issue with the judge’s refusal to grant a change of venue and for declining to sequester jurors during the trial.

He also accused prosecutors of "pervasive, prejudicial prosecutorial misconduct" and alleged that jurors convicted Chauvin on charges that the evidence did not sufficiently support.

"The Court abused its discretion when it submitted instructions to the jury that failed to accurately reflect the law with respect to second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and authorized use of force," the filing reads.
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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 06:54:45 PM »
 :lmao:


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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 08:25:52 PM »
I heard he will also sue a ham sandwich.  That is allowed by the courts also.

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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 09:01:09 PM »
I heard he will also sue a ham sandwich.  That is allowed by the courts also.

Prove it.
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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 11:22:40 PM »
His new defense will be the old Richard Pryor "Who you gonna believe?  Me or your lying ass eyes? :shrug: :no:
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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 07:08:06 AM »
https://www.kare11.com/article/news/nation-world/chauvin-juror-washington-protest/507-dbcb86c0-471e-4a26-9ee4-cd84f11bfd00



Harmless Error

An error by a judge in the conduct of a trial that an appellate court finds was not damaging enough to the appealing party's right to a fair trial to justify reversing the judgment. Harmless errors include technical errors that have no bearing on the outcome of the trial, and an error that was corrected (such as mistakenly allowing testimony to be heard, but then ordering it stricken and admonishing the jury to ignore it). In general, the more overwhelming the evidence against the appealing party (appellant), the harder it will be to convince the appellate court that any errors were harmful. In such situations, courts rule that even in the absence of the errors, the appellant could not have won.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/harmless_error

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Re: Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 10:30:25 AM »
Thanks, Wildman.

 

 

 

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