George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin sentenced to over 22 years for murder | DW News

George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin sentenced to over 22 years for murder | DW News

Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, was sentenced to prison for the murder of George Floyd on Friday.

He was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison — above what was called for in Minnesota state guidelines, but falling short of the 30 years requested by prosecutors.

In April, Chauvin was found guilty of killing Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, after kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes while arresting him in May last year.

Floyd’s death sparked outrage and protests against police violence and racial discrimination across the US and the world.

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