US ex-police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for Floyd murder

Former policeman Derek Chauvin was to 22 and a half years in jail Friday for murdering African American George Floyd, a that sparked America’s biggest demonstrations for racial justice in decades.

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“The sentence is not based on emotion or sympathy,” said Judge Peter Cahill, handing down the term at a Minneapolis after prosecutors sought a 30-year sentence.

He added in a short address that it was also not based on “on public opinion,” but on the law and the facts specific to the case.

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