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

The former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd in April. County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced the former Minneapolis police officer to 22 1/2 years in prison on Friday for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

In May last year after being filmed by a young girl the murder sparked worldwide protests and re-energised the Black Lives Matter movement over police brutality and racial inequality.

Family members – including Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter Gianna and Chauvin’s mother Carolyn Pawlenty – read statements on behalf of the prosecution and the defence ahead of the sentencing. An earlier request by Chauvin’s defense team for a new trial was denied on Friday by Judge Cahill.

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