Chauvin Denied Right To Lawyer

By: George William

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was denied his request to have a public defender by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

According to the AP, The high court said Chauvin has not established that he is entitled to a public defender.

The court came to the conclusion that Chauvin did not need a public defender, but needed to provide himself one after reviewing information about Chauvin’s debts and assets, as well as the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender’s prior determination that Chauvin was ineligible, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea wrote.

Having filed documents last month, Chauvin intends on appealing his conviction and sentencing on up to 14 grounds, including that the trial should have been moved elsewhere and the jury be sequestered.

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