The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Minnesota ex-police officer convicted in the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.
"This criminal trial generated the most amount of pretrial publicity in history," Chauvin's attorney William Morhmann said at the time of the appeal. "More concerning are the riots which occurred after George Floyd’s death (and) led the jurors to all express concerns for their safety in the event they acquitted Mr. Chauvin — safety concerns which were fully evidenced by surrounding the courthouse in barbed wire and National Guard troops during the trial and deploying the National Guard throughout Minneapolis prior to jury deliberations." Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.
The Minnesota Supreme Court also declined to hear the case, effectively upholding Chauvin's conviction. The former officer is serving a sentence of more than two decades in prison.