Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd in 2021. Newsweek has details on what followed after the former police officer's conviction.
Chauvin, a former police officer, was convicted of murdering Floyd, a Black man, on April 20, 2021, an event that sparked protests around the world.
Closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.
Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are all charged with willfully depriving Floyd of his constitutional rights.
A teen was arrested in connection with the no-knock search warrant that led to Amir Locke's fatal shooting by a police officer.
The jury selection process was much different from the one in Derek Chauvin's trial, which had a jury of half white and half nonwhite members.
J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with willfully depriving Floyd of his constitutional rights while "acting under color of law."
Both prosecution and defense filed a joint request to delay the state trial until after the federal civil rights trial starting later this month is finished.
All three are charged with depriving George Floyd of his rights when they did not give him medical care, while two face another charge violating Floyd's right.
Floyd's family members were in attendance as Chauvin changed his federal plea from not guilty to guilty.
A new federal docket entry on Monday indicated that Chauvin plans to change his not-guilty plea in the case ahead of his scheduled January trial.
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The potential jurors will have their opinions on policing, protests, and Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements reviewed by attorneys.
Derek and Kellie Chauvin are accused of withholding more than $400,000 from their taxes from 2014 to 2019.
Judge Peter Chahill said there is no reason to believe releasing the names "presents any external threats to the jurors' safety."
Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder for the 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The conviction was overturned in September.
The task of selecting the jury resembles the trial of Derek Chauvin as video evidence becomes the focal point and potential jurors worry for their safety.
One lawyer from the group challenged the election in Wisconsin, claiming that there were "integrity issues."
Originally, Chauvin asked for a public defender to represent him on the appeal. However, the state Supreme Court denied his request, saying that he was ineligible after reviewing his financial assets.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers likely argue their client did not face an adequately unbiased jury following extensive media coverage about the case.
The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected Chauvin's request to be represented by a public defender, saying he had not proved he was unable to afford an attorney.
A legal analyst told Newsweek the ex-police officer "has a shot, even if just remote one, on a couple of issues."
Ex-police officer Chauvin, a white man, intends to appeal his conviction and sentence for the murder of George Floyd, a Black man.
Chauvin went "beyond the point when such force was needed under the circumstances" during four instances dating to 2014, prosecutors said.
A person can only be charged with third-degree murder when the mental state of the person responsible demonstrates a "generalized indifference to human life," the Supreme Court wrote in the ruling.
"The insensitive nature of the post and the underlying message are completely inappropriate," Norman Public Schools said in a statement.
"People are deterred from testifying for the defense because they fear the wrath of the crowd," the attorneys wrote.
"The jury will have insurmountable difficulty distinguishing the alleged acts of each defendant from the alleged acts of his co-defendants," said one cop's attorney.
"How many Chauvins are there?" one QAnon conspiracy theorist asked.