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Prosecutors: Inmate Stabbed Chauvin 22 Times

FBI agents say John Turscak first said he chose Black Friday for the attack as a message

(Newser) - An incarcerated former gang member and FBI informant was charged Friday with attempted murder in the stabbing last week of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at a federal prison in Arizona. John Turscak stabbed Chauvin 22 times at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson and said he would have killed...

Chuavin's Family: We're in the Dark Over Prison Stabbing

Attorney blasts what he calls prison system's lack of transparency

(Newser) - An attorney for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, said Saturday that Chauvin's family has been kept in the dark by federal prison officials after he was stabbed in prison . The lawyer, Gregory M. Erickson, slammed the lack of transparency by the Federal...

Officials Expect Derek Chauvin to Survive Prison Stabbing

George Floyd's brother addresses attack

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer serving a prison sentence in the murder of George Floyd is expected to survive after being stabbed by another inmate, Minnesota attorney general's office said Saturday. "I am sad to hear that Derek Chauvin was the target of violence," Attorney General Keith...

Chauvin Doesn't Get the Answer He Wanted From SCOTUS

Justices declined to review his conviction in the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin's latest hopes for a conviction appeal withered on Monday, with the Supreme Court refusing to hear his case without comment. Chauvin took his appeal of his second-degree murder conviction in the death of George Floyd to the SCOTUS last month after the Minnesota Supreme Court declined to...

Judge Scolds Cop for Lack of Remorse Over George Floyd

Tou Thao says he was nothing more than 'human traffic cone' as officers fatally restrained Floyd

(Newser) - Tou Thao , the last former Minneapolis police officer convicted in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced Monday to 4 years and 9 months—even as he denied wrongdoing. As the AP reports, Thao had testified that he merely served as a "...

Last Officer in George Floyd Case Is Convicted

Tou Thao guilty of aiding and abetting manslaughter in state case

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd has been convicted of aiding and abetting manslaughter, per the AP . Tou Thao , who already had been convicted in federal court of violating Floyd’s civil rights, was the last of four former...

Chauvin Kneed People Before Floyd. It'll Cost His City $8.9M

Minneapolis will pay to settle two lawsuits filed over 2017 incidents

(Newser) - The city of Minneapolis agreed Thursday to pay nearly $9 million to settle lawsuits filed by two people who said former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into their necks in 2017—three years before he used the same move that killed George Floyd. John Pope Jr. will receive...

Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Officer in George Floyd case and ex-wife were charged with underreporting income to state

(Newser) - The former Minneapolis police officer serving time for the 2020 murder of George Floyd pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of tax evasion. Derek Chauvin specifically pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting, failing to file tax returns to the state of Minnesota for the years 2016 and...

Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Killing

Former Minneapolis cop J. Alexander Kueng admits aiding and abetting charge

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Monday to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, just as jury selection was about to begin, per the AP . Another former officer waived his right to a jury trial, setting up an unusual proceeding in which the judge...

They Were Barred From Guarding Chauvin, Just Got $1.5M

Settlement reached in Minnesota case

(Newser) - The eight Minnesota corrections officers, all people of color, who say they were briefly kept from guarding or having any contact with Derek Chauvin as he waited to go on trial for the 2020 murder of George Floyd have now been awarded a settlement of $1.455 million. The officers,...

Derek Chauvin Just Got More Prison Time

Ex-officer convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights, a move that adds a few years to the time the former Minneapolis police officer is already serving for his murder conviction while transferring him to federal custody. US District...

Judge: Ex-Cops in Floyd Killing Can't Get Fair Trial Right Now

Judge Peter Cahill delays trial of Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng until January

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the remaining case of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing ordered Monday that the trial be delayed until January to improve prospects for a fair trial. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng had been due to go on trial next Monday on...

Lawsuits: We Endured Derek Chauvin's 'Signature Move'

Minneapolis city attorney hopes for a 'reasonable settlement'

(Newser) - Two Minnesotans filed federal civil rights lawsuits Tuesday against the city of Minneapolis and Derek Chauvin, alleging they were traumatized when the former police officer used his "signature move" of kneeling on their necks—the same way that he killed George Floyd, per the AP . John Pope Jr. was...

Family Backs Derek Chauvin's Prison Choice
Federal Judge Accepts
Chauvin Plea Deal

Federal Judge Accepts Chauvin Plea Deal

Ex-officer will serve 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Update: A federal judge has accepted a plea deal in the civil rights case against Derek Chauvin and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison. The former police officer pleaded guilty in December to violating George Floyd's civil rights during the arrest that led to the...

Derek Chauvin Appeals to Overturn Conviction

Or, at the very least, he wants a new trial or his sentence reduced after murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin has filed an appeal, seeking to overturn his conviction for murdering George Floyd in May 2020. CNN reports the court filing entered by the former Minneapolis police officer's lawyer on Monday in Minnesota's Court of Appeals detailed a dozen-plus "structurally defective" parts of his case...

Civil Rights Trial Opens for 3 Cops in George Floyd's Death

Prosecutors say they stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd 'right in front of them'

(Newser) - Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow officer Derek Chauvin "slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them." But one defense attorney countered that Chauvin called "...

Chauvin Expected to Change His Plea in Federal Case
Chauvin to Judge:
'Guilty, Your Honor'

Chauvin to Judge: 'Guilty, Your Honor'

Former Minnesota cop pleads guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Update: Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he's already spending behind bars on a state conviction. Chauvin appeared in person Wednesday for the change of plea hearing in an orange short-sleeved prison...

Chauvin Files Appeal, Asks for Public Defender
Derek Chauvin Is
Denied a Public Defender

Derek Chauvin Is Denied a Public Defender

He filed an appeal in September, listing 14 issues with conviction

(Newser) - Update: Derek Chauvin's request to have a public defender assist him with his appeal of George Floyd's murder has been shot down by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Star Tribune reports Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said Chauvin failed to prove that, as the law requires, he cannot afford...

Chauvin Addresses Alleged Chokehold on Black Teen

Former cop pleads not guilty to civil rights violation involving 14-year-old

(Newser) - The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegedly violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. Derek Chauvin, who is charged in federal court...

Chauvin, 3 Others Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Ex-Minneapolis officers are accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights

(Newser) - Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the death of George Floyd Tuesday—and three of them asked for their trials to be separated from that of Derek Chauvin, who is in prison for murdering the Black man. Chauvin appeared remotely from a maximum security...

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