Former cop Chauvin to be sentenced June 16 in Floyd case By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted this week of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last year, will be sentenced on June 16, the Minnesota Judiciary said on Friday. . Chauvin faces a total of 75 years in prison on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter after being convicted Tuesday. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill will sentence Chauvin. In a separate action Friday, Cahill ordered that identifying information about jurors in the high-profile case remain sealed for at least 180 days. In a May 2020 confrontation captured on video, Chauvin, who is white, thrust his knee for more than nine minutes into the neck of Floyd, a prone handcuffed black man who was being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $ bill. 20 to buy cigarettes. in a grocery store. The most serious charge, second-degree murder, carries a sentence of 12 1/2 to 40 years, depending on the defendant’s record and whether the judge believes there were aggravating factors in the crime.

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