George Floyd murderer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and half years in prison, on Friday.
Chauvin was sentenced by Judge Peter Cahill Friday afternoon at the Hennepin County Government Center, though he left most of his reasoning to a 22-page document he did not read aloud in the courtroom.
George was murdered by the police during an arrest on May 25 2020, as he was suspected that he may have used a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis.
Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.
George told them he could not breathe. However, he became motionless with no pulse.
Chauvin was fired and charged with second-degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
After Floyd’s death, protests were held globally against the use of excessive force by police officers against black suspects and lack of police accountability.