Chauvin sentenced to 22-1/2 years for murder of George Floyd

A Minnesota judge sentenced former police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 years and 6 months in prison for the murder of George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020.

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Derek Chauvin sentenced in George Floyd’s murder

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Judge Peter Cahill of Hennepin County District Court handed down the sentence, which fell short of prosecutors’ request of 30 years in prison. Cahill said his sentence surpassed the state’s sentencing guidelines of 12 1/2 years because Chauvin abused a "position of trust and authority" and displayed a "particular cruelty" toward Floyd.

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George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin sentenced to over 22 years for murder | DW News

Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, was sentenced to prison for the murder of George Floyd on Friday.

He was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison — above what was called for in Minnesota state guidelines, but falling short of the 30 years requested by prosecutors.

In April, Chauvin was found guilty of killing Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, after kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes while arresting him in May last year.

Floyd’s death sparked outrage and protests against police violence and racial discrimination across the US and the world.

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Special Report: Derek Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s murder

Judge Peter Cahill sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett anchors Special Report coverage, with reporting and analysis from correspondent Jamie Yuccas, legal contributor Alexis Hoag, legal analyst Rikki Klieman, and professor and author Ibram X. Kendi.

Chauvin sentenced for killing of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. (June 25)

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