Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murder of George Floyd
Updated: Jun 29, 2021
On Friday, former Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in April.
Floyd, a black man, died in May 2020 after Chauvin pinned him to the pavement with a knee on his neck for several minutes as Floyd pleaded “I can’t breathe.”
The case has sparked national outcry for a reexamination of systemic racism in the police force and led to multiple protests and unrest throughout the country.
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