Derek Chauvin’s federal sentencing set for Thursday afternoon
The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Thursday.
Judge Paul Magnuson has set Derek Chauvin’s sentencing for 2 p.m. Thursday. The ex-officer pleaded guilty to the federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights as part of a plea agreement back in December.
Two weeks ago, prosecutors asked Magnuson to sentence Chauvin to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release. The plea agreement called for a sentence between 20 and 25 years, but without a plea agreement, Chauvin could’ve faced life in prison.
He’s currently serving his 22½-year sentence in state prison after he was convicted last year of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.