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Derek Chauvin jailed for 22.5 years for George Floyd murder

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Derek Chauvin jailed for 22.5 years for George Floyd murder

This is the moment former Minneapolis police officerDerek Chauvin is sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty by a jury in April of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee into Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as he begged for his life and repeatedly said “I can’t breathe.”

Mr Floyd, a Black man, was killed in May 2020 after police officers responded to a call that he had used a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store in the city.

The sentence is ten years more than the average sentence for the crime, which 12.5 years.

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