Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison by a Minnesota Judge for murdering George Floyd on May 2020. George Floyd was killed during an arrest by Derek Chauvin with other three colleagues on a sidewalk. George Floyd was suspected for using a fake 20 $ bill. In the video of incident, it can clearly been seen that Darek Chauvin put his knee on the neck of George Floyd while making arrest.
The video of murder of George Floyd goes viral and started global protest, anger and condemnation. 45 years old Derek Chauvin was found guilty on April 20 , of unintended second degree murder, second degree manslaughter and third degree murder.
Other three colleagues of Derek Chauvin was fired on other day after incident. The trial of Derek Chauvin was watched live by a large number of people. The defence requested for a probation, However, the judge denied the request of another trial.
In his statements on judgement, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said that the judgement is not affected by public pressure. He said, Derek Chauvin misused trust of his position and his authority. He committed this crime in front of children. In a group of three other police officers, he committed the crime and killed George Floyd with cruelty.
Derek Chauvin requested through his lawyer that crime was made in good faith but judge rejected his claim and denied request of new trial. According to the law of minnesota, the convicted people have to stay in prison for up to two 3rd of their setence and and rest of third on supervised release.