Lawyers for the murderer of George Floyd have asked the judge for probation and time served ahead of his sentencing this month. A defence motion described the killing as "an error made in good faith" based on Derek Chauvin's training. Prosecutors meanwhile said Chauvin should get a 30-year prison sentence.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a judge on Wednesday for probation after being convicted for the murder of George Floyd, while the prosecution said his crime "shocked the Nation's conscience" and he should be imprisoned for 30 years. In a motion filed with Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, lawyer Eric Nelson said Chauvin's actions in pinning Floyd to the pavement during an arrest was "best described as an error made in good faith" based on his training.
Chauvin's attorney asked for a downward departure from sentencing guidelines or a sentence of probation with time served. Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd, to 30 years in prison. In a sentencing brief filed Wednesday, prosecutors cite the trial judge's ruling last month that there were four aggravating factors in Floyd's murder.
Prosecutors on Wednesday said they are seeking a 30-year sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in April of the murder of George Floyd, while his defense attorney asked for less than the 15-year maximum in state sentencing guidelines or probation. Defense Attorney Eric Nelson also made his most extensive argument yet that Mr. Chauvin should be granted a retrial because of what he called prosecutorial and juror misconduct and errors by the judge, particularly in not granting a change of venue.
Derek Chauvin's lawyer asks judge to limit his prison sentence to time-served instead of the minimum of 15 years he is facing saying his fatal chokehold on George Floyd was merely an 'ERROR'
Derek Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson filed a motion to limit his sentence in Hennepin County District Court on Wednesday He argued that Chauvin deserves 'downward departure' from the presumptive prison term he could face for George Floyd's murder Nelson also described Chauvin's actions during Floyd's arrest as an 'error'
The attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed a motion seeking a lesser sentence in the murder of George Floyd, even as low as probation. Meanwhile, prosecutors filed their own motion with the court Tuesday, requesting a 30-year sentence for Chauvin, more than double the recommended state guidelines.
A lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a judge on Wednesday for probation or a below-guidelines prison term when sentencing his client for murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. In a motion filed with Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, lawyer Eric Nelson said Chauvin's actions in pinning Floyd to the pavement during an arrest was "best described as an error made in good faith" based on his training.
FILE - In this April 15, 2021, file image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, address Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Nelson is asking that the judge sentence Chauvin, convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, to probation and time already served, Â probationary sentence, limiting his incarceration to time served, or in the alternative, a downward durational departure in crafting its sentence for Mr. Chauvin.
The trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who accompanied convicted ex-cop Derek Chauvin in arresting George Floyd has been postponed by a judge to March 2022.J Alexander Keung, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were originally scheduled to face trial on August 23.Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill on Thursday pushed their trial date back to allow for a federal case against them and Chauvin to first play out .
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The state trial for three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death won’t happen until March 2022, because the judge wants to wait for the conclusion of the federal case against all four former officers.A jury convicted Derek Chauvin of murder last month.
Judge Peter Cahill said he moved jury selection in the other officers’ trial to March 8, 2022, so the federal case can go forward first.He also said he felt the need to put some distance between the three officers’ trial and Chauvin’s due to the high-profile nature of the case.
The trial for former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao has been delayed until March.The trial had been scheduled for August.Former cop Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death.The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers who who assisted Derek Chauvin in the attempted arrest of George Floyd last May has been delayed until next year.
George Floyd: Three former officers indicted in murder remain free on bail until 2022 after judge postpones trial
Derek Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter Three former officers charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of George Floyd will remain free on bail until March 2022 after a judge in Minneapolis announced their state trial would be postponed.Judge Peter Cahill said on Thursday that the trial of Thomas Lane, J Kueng, and Tou Thao, which was scheduled to take place on 23 August, would be moved so the federal case against the officers can go forward first.