Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months for the murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, has been sentenced to serve 22-and-a-half years in prison.

Video transcript

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Mr. Chauvin, as to count one, based on the verdict of the jury finding you guilty of unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony under Minnesota statute 609.19, subdivision two, parenth one, it is the judgment of the court that you now stand convicted of that offense. Pursuant to Minnesota statute section 609.04, counts two and three will remain unadjudicated as they are lesser offenses of count one.

Now, the sentence for count one, the court committed to the custody of the commissioner of corrections for a period of 270 months, that's 270. That is a 10-year addition to the presumptive sentence of 150 months. This is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority and also the particular cruelty shown to George Floyd. You're granted credit for 199 days already served.

Pay the mandatory surcharge of $78 to be paid from prison wages. You're prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives for the remainder of your life. Provide a DNA sample as required by law. Register as a predatory offender as required by law. And then you will receive a copy of the order and also the attached memorandum explaining the court's analysis.

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