George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin should get 30 years - prosecutors

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3rd June, 2021 03:54:17 PM printer

George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin should get 30 years - prosecutors

Prosecutors have asked for a 30-year prison sentence for the murderer of George Floyd.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the killing in April and is due to be sentenced on 25 June.

On Wednesday the prosecution said the killing had "shocked the conscience of the Nation" and demanded a long sentence.

But the defence described the killing as "an error made in good faith" based on Derek Chauvin's training.

George Floyd's murder caused global outrage and a wave of demonstrations against racism and the police's use of force.


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