Earlier this week, the Minnesota Court Of Appeals denied Derrick Chauvin’s appeal for a new trial.
According to the Associated Press, Presiding Judge Peter Reyes said in a 50-page decision that “the law only permits police officers to use reasonable force when effecting a lawful arrest. Chavin crossed that line when he used unreasonable force on Floyd.”
George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, while pinned to the ground under Chauvin’s knee for almost nine minutes, the entire encounter was caught on camera.
Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison back in 2021.