20 years for violating the constitutional rights of George Floyd

The white police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison by the federal justice of the United States for having asphyxiated the African-American George Floyd with his knee in May 2020.

20 years for violating the constitutional rights of George Floyd

The white police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison by the federal justice of the United States for having asphyxiated the African-American George Floyd with his knee in May 2020.

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The 46-year-old former agent had already been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison by the Minnesota state court, but he appealed the sentence.

The concurrent federal sentence is, for its part, final since it results from a plea agreement.

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