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EXPLAINER: Chauvin's lawyer asks to probe alleged jury bias

Photo: Court TV via AP, Pool. In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, stands after the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Standing next to him are attorneys Eric Nelson, left and Amy Voss. Photo: Court TV via AP, Pool. In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, stands after the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Standing next to him are attorneys Eric Nelson, left and Amy Voss.

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Created: June 10, 2021 12:08 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict” by investigating potential juror misconduct.

Eric Nelson’s request for a new trial for Derek Chauvin is fairly routine, but the request to investigate the jury is not.

Prosecutors have until Wednesday to submit written arguments in response to Nelson’s requests. It’s not clear when the judge will rule.

Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in April. He's scheduled to be sentenced June 25.

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