Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 270 months in prison — 22.5 years — for the murder of George Floyd last summer:

Prosecutors had requested 30 years:

But a judge actually added 10 years for “aggravating factors”:

This included the “particularly cruelty shown to George Floyd”:

He’ll get credit for 199 days already served:

In a statement before his sentencing, Chauvin expressed his condolences to the Floyd family but made a reference to “more information that might give you some peace of mind” coming out in the near future:

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison cheered on the sentencing:

As did attorney Ben Crump:

And President Biden told reporters that the sentence “seemed appropriate”:



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