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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Friday of the murder of George Floyd.

Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison, with the possibility of supervised release after serving two-thirds of his sentence or 15 years for second-degree murder, making him the first white Minnesotan police officer to be convicted of murdering a black person.

On May 25, 2020, Chauvin was one of four officers involved in arresting George Floyd on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a market and was the field training officer for one of the other officers involved.

Chauvin had 18 other complaints on his official record, two of which ended in discipline, including official letters of reprimand.

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