Derek Chauvin Gets Sentencing Date


Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been given a sentencing date after being convicted this week on three counts in the killing of George Floyd.

The Hennepin County District Court said on Friday the 45-year-old’s sentencing is slated for 1:30 p.m. on June 16, according to WCCO-TV, a local CBS outlet.

A jury on Tuesday found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Following the trial, Chauvin was sent to the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights. Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over the trial, will decide if an upward sentencing departure applies to the former officer’s case.

Chauvin is facing at least 12 years in prison, but he could serve up to 40 years.

Floyd, a black man, died in May last year in Minneapolis during an arrest in which Chauvin can be seen on camera kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. Bystander video shows Floyd repeatedly saying he can’t breathe before going limp. He was taken to a medical facility, where he was pronounced dead.

Author: Kaelan Deese, Breaking News Reporter

Source: Washington Examiner : Derek Chauvin gets sentencing date