Derek Chauvin is asking for a sentence of only probation and time served when he goes back before a judge later this month to hear his punishment for the second-degree murder of Black man George Floyd.
Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 30 years for the convicted former Minneapolis officer.
Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of murder in April, will be sentenced on 25 June.
Prosecutors have requested that fired police officer Derek Chauvin get a minimum sentence of 30 years for murdering George Floyd.
Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a US judge to sentence the white former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man whose death last year sparked nationwide protests, to 30 years in prison.
Beefed-up security came with a hefty price tag at the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
"Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death."
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of George Floyd's murder. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 25, and the judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors.
Minnesota prosecutors in the Derek Chauvin murder case filed a memorandum Wednesday asking the court to deny the defense’s motions for a new trial.
The upcoming trial of four ex-officers charged with third-degree murder in George Floyd's death may be impacted if the Minnesota Supreme Court chooses to reverse the same charge for another ex-officer who shot and killed a woman in 2017.
Derek Chauvin's attorney is seeking probation or a downward departure for the former Minneapolis police officer's sentencing in the murder of George Floyd.