Derek Chauvin will spend 22.5 years in prison – level 3
On Friday, a Minnesota judge sentenced a former police officer, Derek Chauvin, to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020.
The video of the arrest on a Minneapolis sidewalk sparked global protests against police brutality and racial inequality.
The judge said that the global notoriety of the case wouldn´t sway him, and that the sentence wasn´t based on its emotion or sympathy. However, it was important to recognize the pain of Floyd´s family. According to the judge, Chauvin abused his position of trust and authority, and he showed particular cruelty to Floyd.
Chauvin´s prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives for the rest of his life.
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