20 years for violating the constitutional rights of George Floyd

20 years for violating the constitutional rights of George Floyd

UPDATE DAY

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

The 46-year-old former agent had previously been sentenced to 22½ years in prison by the Minnesota state court, but he is appealing the sentence. 

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