On the form, respondents are asked how “Mr. Chauvin’s offenses have had a social or economic impact on your life, family, community, etc.”
“It is not common to facilitate the submission of community-impact statements in this way, but this is not a common case,” a spokesman for Ellison’s office told FOX 9 of Minneapolis.
According to FOX 9, the online portal was first set up June 9. The submission deadline is Thursday.
In April, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter after video showed him with his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.
Three other former Minneapolis police officers await trial in connection with the case.
Ellison, 57, a former Minnesota state lawmaker and congressman who has been the state’s attorney general since January 2019, led the prosecution during the trial.