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Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

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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.

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