Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced On June 16 For Killing George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16 after his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, a Minnesota court said on Friday, April 23.
The sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT, according to the court schedule.
The calendar update came three days after a jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
In a May 2020 confrontation captured on video, Chauvin, who is white, pushed his knee for more than nine minutes into the neck of Floyd, a handcuffed 46-year-old Black man who was being arrested on suspicion of using a fake $20 note to buy cigarettes at a grocery store. Video of the incident sparked a nationwide protest movement against police brutality and racism.
Chauvin now faces a minimum sentence of 12.5 years and a maximum of 40 years if he serves terms for each charge concurrently. If served consecutively, he faces between 29 and 75 years.
His attorneys will have 60 days to appeal the outcome and Hennepin County District Judge, Peter Cahill will sentence him.
In a separate action on Friday, Cahill ordered that identifying information about the jurors in the high-profile case remain sealed for at least 180 days.