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Derek Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years For the Murder of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd has been officially sentenced. Prosecutors and members of the Floyd family asked that Derek Chauvin receive a 30-year term, but Judge Peter Cahill handed down a 22.5 year sentence. At the beginning of the hearing, Floyd's daughter Gianna gave a powerful statement, saying "I miss him and love him," and Chauvin offered his condolences. Here's everything that happened.

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Derek Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years For the Murder of George Floyd
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    Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd

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

    MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 270 months, or 22 1/2 years, in prison for the murder of George Floyd last year. Chauvin, 45, is expected to serve about 15 years behind bars. "What the sentence is not based on is emotion or sympathy, but at the …

    Chauvin's mother calls her son 'honorable and selfless'

    Chauvin's mother calls her son 'honorable and selfless'

    The mother of the former Minneapolis police officer being sentenced Friday in George Floyd’s death told the judge that her son is a “quiet, thoughtful, honorable and selfless man” who should not receive a lengthy sentence. Carolyn Pawlenty made the statement in court before her son, Derek Chauvin, …

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