Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced the former Minneapolis police officer to 22 1/2 years in prison on Friday for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd.
Chauvin was convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Family members — including Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter Gianna and Chauvin’s mother Carolyn Pawlenty — read statements on behalf of the prosecution and the defense ahead of the sentencing.
An earlier request by Chauvin’s defense team for a new trial was denied on Friday by Judge Cahill.
[…] The City of Minneapolis has planned a series of community-wide discussions for next month to discuss a future building for the Police Department’s 3rd Precinct, which was damaged during the civil unrest following the 2020 murder of George Floyd. […]