- The murder of George Floyd in May 2020
- Derek Chauvin convicted for the murder of Mr. George Floyd
- Former Minneapolis policeman sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for committing 3rd-degree murder
- Chauvin’s sentencing decision
Minneapolis’ former policeman Derek Chauvin has been proven guilty and sentenced for murdering Mr. George Floyd in May last year (2020). The judge declared the 45-year-old guilty and prosecutors across the globe demanded a 30- year jail sentence to serve as punishment for this ex-police officer.
Mr. Floyd’s death led to a rumble across the planet with protesters holding their ‘Justice’ banners high until the last minute. This case led to the rise of police brutality and racism scandals all over the world. Finally, the Jury has settled on a conviction and Mr. Derek Chauvin is going to face 22 1/2 years behind bars. The court charged him for 3rd-degree murder as well as other more charges carried forward from last month. Derek Chauvin also banned from owning a firearm at any point in his life.
Mr. Floyd’s supporters and family were gratified by the sentence and they were all happy that eventually police brutality was being taken more seriously. Mr. Chauvin however granted his condolences to George Floyd’s family. He concluded by saying he hoped some more information might be found in future to work in his favour.