In the States STATES, policeman Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday, June 25 from twenty to two and a half years in prison for the murder of African- Americ ain George Floyd.
Twenty-two and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis. The sentence fell Friday, June 25th against Derek Chauvin, former policeman of 45 years remained kneeling on the neck of the African- Ameri cain to asphyxiation. The requisitions amounted to thirty years in prison. Four aggravating circumstances were retained: “an abuse of trust and authority”, “the great cruelty” of the act, the presence of minors and clerks in a meeting. A relief for the family of George Floyd who had called for the maximum sentence: forty years in prison.
Another trial in March 2022
Just before the sentencing, Derek Chauvin had expressed his condolences to the family of the victim. It was his first public speaking. During the trial, he chose not to testify. His lawyer had pleaded an error in good faith. On April 20, the ex-policeman was found guilty before appealing the verdict. His three colleagues will be tried in March 2022 for complicity in murder and will face federal justice for violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights.