Officer Convicted of Murdering George Floyd Appeals Conviction, Sentence

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, people carry posters with George Floyd on them as they march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. As the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder approaches, some people say the best way to honor him is for Congress to pass a bill in his name that overhauls policing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed with a knee in his neck for 9 minutes by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. In April, a jury found Chauvin was found guilty of 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter. He was sentenced to 22 and a half years.

Chauvin has now filed an intent to appeal with the Minnesota state appellate court. In an affidavit, Chauvin said he has no attorney in the appeals process.

This is the first time a white police officer has been convicted of an on duty shooting in the state of Minnesota. The three other officers involved in Floyd’s death will be tried next year. In addition, as of this week, The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act failed to pass through Congress.

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