Derek Chauvin sentenced for violating George Floyd’s federal civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

In May 2020, Chauvin, then a Minneapolis police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes in an incident that was filmed and became viral.

Chauvin was sentenced last year to 22-and-a-half years on state charges related to the death of Floyd.

Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges of depriving Floyd of his civil rights last year.

Last month, prosecutors asked a federal judge to give Chauvin a 25-year prison sentence with five years of supervised release in the federal case.

On July 7, 2022, a judge sentenced Chauvin to 21 years in prison with credit for time served.

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