Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on Federal Charges

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin will appear in U.S. District Court today. Last month, prosecutors asked a federal judge in Minneapolis to sentence Chauvin to 35 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights followed by five years of supervised release. He was sentenced in June of last year to 22 and a half years of state charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Floyd. Under Minnesota law, Chauvin will have to serve two-thirds of his sentence of 15 years and will be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years.