(RightIsRight.co) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, former police officer Derek Chauvin learned what his fate will be when he is sentenced on federal civil rights charges stemming from the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer convicted of the 2020 murder of George Floyd will be sentenced to 20-25 years imprisonment.
The sentence was approved by Senior Judge Paul Magnuson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, a Reagan appointee. Judge Magnuson did so in accordance with a plea agreement between Chauvin and federal authorities.
Magnuson issued a one-page statement on May 4, indicating his acceptance of the plea agreement. However, he didn’t set a date for sentencing.
Although prosecutors say they will seek a maximum sentence of 25-years, Chauvin could be released in 17-21 years with credit for good behavior.
Chauvin, 46, pleaded guilty in Floyd’s death to criminal violations of federal civil rights that denied Floyd the right to be free from unreasonable force by a police officer in “callous, wanton disregard” of Floyd’s life during his neck-hold and restraint on May 25, 2020. According to the coroner, Floyd died from cardiac arrest caused by asphyxiation. The same charges were also brought against three other officers who were present at the scene along with Chauvin.
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