MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial.
In a court filing Wednesday, prosecutors said Derek Chauvin was unanimously convicted of three counts based on evidence that shows his guilt.
They say defense requests to give him a new trial because of issues such as pretrial publicity or alleged prosecutorial misconduct are without merit.
Also, prosecutors say the defense request to question jurors over alleged misconduct is a desperate attempt to undo the verdict. The judge hasn't said when he will rule.
Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.