Supreme Court Denies Derek Chauvin's Appeal, Upholding Conviction for George Floyd's Murder
  • 5 months ago
The Supreme Court rejected former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's appeal to overturn his state conviction for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for Floyd's 2020 murder. Chauvin's lawyers had argued he did not receive a fair trial due to pretrial publicity and fears of violence if acquitted. Floyd's death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality. Chauvin was the first white police officer convicted of murdering a Black person in Minnesota. The Supreme Court's rejection of Chauvin's appeal means he will remain in prison for at least another decade and his efforts to get his conviction overturned will be exhausted.