Derek Chauvin Files Motion for New Trial, Claims New Evidence He Did Not Cause George Floyd’s Death

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Derek Chauvin

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed a motion seeking to overturn his Federal conviction for the 2020 killing of George Floyd.

You can read the motion HERE:

Docket # 21-cr-00108-PAM-TNL-1 – United States v. Derek Michael Chauvin – Document # 544 – Pro Se Motion to Vacate Conviction and Sentence under 28 U.S.C. Section 2255

In his motion, Chauvin argues he would never have pleaded guilty in 2021 to Federal civil rights violations if he had known about this new evidence from a Kansas pathologist.

According to the motion, which Chauvin has filed pro se (without a lawyer) Dr. William Schaetzel, of Topeka, Kansas, told him that he believes Floyd died from complications of a rare tumor called a paraganglioma that can cause a fatal surge of adrenaline. The pathologist did not examine Floyd’s body but did review autopsy reports.

Chauvin is asking the judge who presided over his Federal criminal prosecution to vacate his guilty plea and order a trial, or at least grant him an evidentiary hearing to present his evidence.

Chauvin is presently service a 21-year sentence at Tucson Federal Correctional Institute in Arizona due to his Federal conviction.

The United States Court of Appeals has rejected his appeal, and he is awaiting the United State’s Supreme Court’s decision as to whether it will hear his appeal of his Minnesota state court murder conviction.

The case is Docket # 21-cr-00108-PAM-TNL-1, United States v. Derek Michael Chauvin, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.


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