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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Prosecutors Seek 3 Month Delay in Trial of Cops Charged In George Floyd’s Death

The trial for the Minneapolis cops involved in the death of George Floyd may be facing a setback, as prosecutors are asking for a three-month delay for the trial. The trial for the cops—Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, was supposed to start on March 8, as all of the cops were to be tried together. However, COVID-19 was cited as a reason for delay, with the prosecution filing a motion to put off the trial until June 7 so that there can be a balance…

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