Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Killing George Floyd

There will be no probation for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The ex-cop received more than a 22-year prison sentence on Friday, June 25, two months after a jury convicted him of three charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson had requested probation, but the judge rejected that plea. Nelson filed a motion for a new trial just before sentencing, contending that Chauvin did not get a fair trial. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill also denied that request before sentencing the callous ex-cop. Prior to sentencing, Floyd’s seven-year-old daughter, Gianna, provided a