Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

25 Jun 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and 6 months, in the murder of George Floyd last year.

Floyd, 48, died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes outside a store where he had been buying cigarettes with his murder causing global protests against racism and police brutality.

Chauvin, 45, was expected to serve about 15 years behind bars.

“This is not the typical second-degree murder,” prosecutor Matthew Frank said, calling for 360 months. ivermectina efeitos colaterais cães  “This is egregious.”

Convicted of second-degree murder last month, his lawyer described the killing as “an error made in good faith”.

The three other officers who encountered Mr Floyd that day are facing trial in August.

They and Chauvin also face federal charges of depriving Mr Floyd of his civil rights and a conviction carries a possible death sentence.

Chauvin was also told to register as a predatory offender for life. air sac mites treatment ivermectin