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Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 years and six months in prison for murdering George Floyd, a videotaped killing that triggered the most profound racial upheaval in the U.S. since the civil rights era.

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    • Murder of George Floyd
    • Minnesota
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison
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    The punishment ended one chapter of a reckoning that spread from questions of official force to a broad reappraisal of discrimination inherent in American institutions. More than a year after the killing, matters of race have taken center stage as the nation emerges from protests and the pandemic.

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