In the murder case of African American George Floyd, twenty-two and half years (270 months) have been sentenced to Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin by the Justice Peter A. Cahill of Hennepin County District Court.
The incident took place last year on 25th May, when George Floyd was killed during the arrest by the police in Minneapolis by means of the fake currency at a grocery store.
Chauvin requested for fresh trial but it was denied by Judge Cahill. In this case, on April 2021, Chauvin found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
During the announcement of this punishment court marked some important points- “he must be held responsible for Mr. Floyd’s death and for doing it in an exacting unkind way and for abusing his power. Whereas prosecution demanded a 30-year prison sentence for Chauvin, the judge sentenced him to a prison term of 22 ½ years (270 months), but following ration two-third of his time he is entitled to probation, or concerning 15 years (at good behavior). Along with this judge mentions that the heavier punishment justifying the facts of the case.