(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for the murder of George Floyd.  His attorney William Mohrman is arguing that pre-trial publicity and the threat of further rioting made Chauvin’s trial unfair.  Mohrman also says “numerous” jurors feared for their own personal safety and that jurors weren’t sequestered when unrest followed the death of Daunte Wright during the last week of the trial.  Chauvin was convicted last April of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death, and was sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison.