The Supreme Court rejected Derek Chauvin's appeal of his second-degree murder conviction for the killing of George Floyd.

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's appeal against his conviction for the murder of George Floyd was declined by the Supreme Court, maintaining his 22 1/2-year sentence without comment. Chauvin's defense contended that extensive pretrial publicity and potential public unrest deprived him of a fair trial. Chauvin also faces a separate federal civil rights conviction appeal.