Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for murder of George Floyd

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 270 months, or 22 ½ years, in prison Friday for the murder of George Floyd.

In April, a Hennepin County jury found Chauvin guilty of all three counts he was facing for his role in Floyd’s May 25, 2020 death: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. However, Chauvin will only be sentenced for the most serious charge, second-degree unintentional murder.

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