Derek Chauvin’s Plea Deal That Avoided Trial Was Blocked by William Barr
A new report revealed a plea deal allowing ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin to avoid a trial was stopped by former Attorney General William Barr. In the deal, Chauvin would have agreed to third-degree murder and spend more than a decade in prison.
Chauvin agreed to plead guilty for killing George Floyd just a couple of days after the incident.
Barr put an end to the plea deal at the last minute, thinking it was too soon at the time the investigation was just beginning.
Chauvin’s murder trial is scheduled to begin March 8. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz requested $4.2 million in security funds.