Former American police officer Derek Chauvin, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of African-American George Floyd, has filed a petition for appeal, according to KSTP, a TV channel based in Minnesota.
On Thursday, 90 days expire from the date of the verdict, during which the convicted person has the right to appeal it. Chauvin also asked that the appeal proceedings be suspended until a public defender is appointed for him. Earlier, Chauvin defended himself.
According to the TV channel, on Thursday, Chauvin was provided with a “form on poverty” (in forma pauperis), meaning that he is exempt from paying court costs due to his difficult financial situation.
In his petition, Chauvin named 14 reasons why the sentence imposed on him should be reviewed, including the refusal to isolate the jury and move the trial venue.