AG Barr Blocked Plea Deal for Derek Chauvin, Officer Who Killed George Floyd

The New York Times recently revealed that Attorney General William Barr rejected a plea deal from Derek Chauvin, the police officer who held his knee to George Floyd’s neck, who agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder days after Floyd’s death. Chauvin is currently facing second-degree murder charges and is scheduled for trial in March. A former Justice Department official confirmed the failed deal to NBC News, stating, “His lawyers were trying to rush us, and we didn’t want to be rushed.” Lacey Severins, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County…

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