Thursday, August 5, 2021

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in death of George Floyd

In US, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020. The video of the incident had galvanized a national protest movement against racism, last year.

A jury found Chauvin guilty on April 20 of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office prosecuted the case said that Chauvin’s sentence is one of the longest given against using unlawful deadly force in the United States. US President Joe Biden, who has spoken several times with the Floyd family, said the sentence seemed appropriate.

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