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Former police officer sentence 22.5 years in death of Geoge Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis , was sentenced this Friday the 25th of June 2021 to 22 and half years in prison.

Peter Cahill (the judge on the case) said the sentence was not based on emotion or public opinions. He wanted to "acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all of the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family," the judge said.

the former officer "objectively remained indifferent to Mr. Floyd's pleas' even as Mr. Floyd was begging for his life and obviously terrified by the knowledge that he was likely to die."

"Mr. Chauvin's prolonged restraint of Mr. Floyd was also much longer and more painful than the typical scenario in a second-degree or third-degree murder case," the judge wrote.

Chauvin will remain in a restricted housing unit separated from the general population at the Minnesota Correctional Facility- Oak Park Heights "for the time being.

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