As most of you know by now Derek Chauvin was found guilty but what happened after the verdict caught many people’s attention.
As Chauvin was being escorted from the courtroom in handcuffs a camera was able to catch some writing that was on his left hand.
According to multiple reports, the writing that was on Derek Chauvin’s hand was his attorney’s Eric Nelson phone number.
Chauvin is more than likely going to call his lawyer to try to get an appeal on the court’s decision.
Derek Chauvin wrote attorney’s number on hand in case of guilty verdict: report https://t.co/bZD9k26rDm
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 21, 2021
Derek Chauvin Wrote Lawyer’s Phone Number on Hand https://t.co/7GQbhEr4pu
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 20, 2021
Fox News covered the story and shared these details:
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin reportedly had written his attorney’s phone number on his left hand before a jury found him guilty in the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin, 45, was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon after the verdict. His defense attorney, Eric Nelson, followed Chauvin out of the courtroom without comment.
Chauvin wrote down Nelson’s phone number because he knew that, if found guilty, he would likely have his bail revoked and be immediately taken into custody, Nelson told TMZ. He said Chauvin feared a piece of paper would be confiscated.
As a former police officer who had already made several court appearances, Chauvin anticipated having limited access to a phone, but knew he would be allowed to call his lawyer, Nelson told the outlet.
Fox News has independently reached out to Nelson seeking more information regarding whether Chauvin will try to appeal the court decision.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 20, 2021
Many believe Maxine Water’s calls to incite violence if Chauvin was not found guilty skewed the jury’s decision.
TMZ covered what was written on Chauvin’s hand too:
TMZ now knows what was on Derek Chauvin’s hand … he wanted to make sure he had his lawyer’s phone number in case he was convicted and sent directly to jail.
Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, tells TMZ, his client wrote the number ahead of the conviction, because the convicted former cop knew if the jury found him guilty of second-degree murder he’d almost certainly have his bail revoked and he’d be remanded to custody.
Chauvin clearly knew given his former profession, he would have limited access to a phone but would be allowed to call his lawyer … thus the scribble on his left hand. Chauvin has been in court many times, so he clearly knew a conviction would lead to swift incarceration, with no opportunity to speak to his lawyer in court after the verdict.
Chauvin now awaits his sentencing which will occur in about 8 weeks.
I’m sure if the book isn’t thrown at him then more riots will spring up all across the nation.