Derek Chauvin

Former Officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 21 years on Federal Charges over the killing of George Floyd

 The former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was caught in a video pressing his knees into the neck of a black man until he died is sentenced to 21 years on federal charges on Thursday, 7th July, 2022.

Paul Magnuson’s Conclusion

The US district judge Paul Magnuson punished him by saying “I really don’t know why you did and what you did, but kneeling on someone until they die is clearly wrong, and you will be punished fot that”.

Previously sentenced to 22-1/2 years on federal charges

Let us let you know one more thing that Chauvin was previously sentenced to 22 and a half years on state murder and manslaughter charges for the murder of George Floyd.

George Floyd was seen on a camera claiming to of the officers that he couldn’t breath while he was getting arrested by Derek Chauvin in May 2020. Chauvin narrowed the Floyd’s airway with his knee for about 10 minutes before the man died. Man was feeling choked and couldn’t survive more after getting grabbed by the officer.

The state prosecutor further added on Thursday that Chauvin will serve his current punishment concurrently with the state punishment.

After being sentenced for violating Floyd’s general civil rights in June 2021, Derek faced trial again on Federal charges.

Pleaded guilty for what he did with Floyd

In December 2021, Chauvin pleaded guilty for the new charges over what he did to the black man. He admitted for the first time that he pressed the neck of George Floyd with his knee for longer duration which resulted in the death of the black man.

Chauvin also admitted that he willfully deprived Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure by kneeling on Floyd’s neck despite the man being handcuffed, who was not resisting his action and eventually became unresponsive.

Pleaded guilty for violating the right of a 14 years old boy

Chauvin also pleaded guilty over the charges of violating the rights of a 14 years old boy in 2017. He arrested the boy by grabbing the throat of him, hitting the flashlight on the head of boy, pressing his knee into the neck of the boy, the child was handcuffed and wasn’t resisting his actions.

Chauvin lawyer’s claiming

In the court documents filed by the attorney of Chauvin in the last month, Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson claimed that his client was spending most of his time in solitary confinement at a maximum security state prison.

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