Derek Chauvin Gets 21 Years On Civil Rights Charges

USA Today reports:

A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights when he killed Floyd by pinning the unarmed Black man to the pavement with his knee for more than nine minutes.

Chauvin was convicted in a separate case on state charges of murder and manslaughter and is already jailed. The December plea agreement called for Chauvin to get a sentence of 20 to 25 years in Floyd’s killing.

Chauvin will now serve the new federal sentence in a federal prison, in addition to serving his state sentence there, based on the plea agreement.

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