Derek Chauvin Will Serve 21 Years In Prison For The Murder Of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 21 Years  In Prison For The Wrongful Death Of George Floyd

A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd in 2020; when he killed an unarmed Black man in cold blood as onlookers begged the officer to stop. The officer killed Floyd by pinning him to the pavement with his knee for more than nine minutes.

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

Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson had asked for 20 years, arguing that Chauvin was remorseful and would make that clear to the court.

But the former Minneapolis police officer’s remarks included no direct apology or expression of remorse to Floyd’s family. Chauvin told Floyd’s family in Thursday’s sentencing hearing that he “wishes all the best” for Floyd’s children.


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