Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
Prosecutors had asked for a 30 year sentence, and Chauvin’s attorney asked for probation and time served. Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Technically, Chauvin faced up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for manslaughter.
Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for killing George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to reckoning on racial injustice.https://t.co/OSbPIPkc0S
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 25, 2021
BREAKING: Judge Cahill has sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in prison (270 months) for the murder of George Floyd, an upward departure of sentencing guidelines due to aggravating factors. pic.twitter.com/Qh3Wx0ZQTw
— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) June 25, 2021
BREAKING: Carolyn Pawlenty, Derek Chauvin's mother, addresses the court at her son's sentencing: "My son is a good man…When you sentence my son, you will also be sentencing me." https://t.co/IuuRKnTv3s pic.twitter.com/yYhCdtTilW
— ABC News (@ABC) June 25, 2021
Chauvin led from courtroom after sentenced to 270 months. pic.twitter.com/EJsXJZ2HKg
— Rochelle Olson (@rochelleolson) June 25, 2021