Sentencing Date Scheduled For Derek Chauvin

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been given a sentencing date after being convicted of three counts of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin’s sentencing is set for 1:30 P.M. on June 16th according to WCCO-TV.

Chauvin was found guilty by a grand jury Tuesday of three counts including, second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin is facing at least 12 years in prison, but he could serve up to 40 years. He will remain in prison while awaiting his sentencing date.

Floyd, a black man, was pronounced dead at a medical facility after being arrested by Chauvin in May of 2020. A nine-minute video went viral showing Chauvin kneeling on top of Floyd who was heard repeatedly saying he couldn’t breathe before passing out.  Anti-police protests erupted, often devolving into riots across the country since Floyd’s death.

Independent Chronicle reached out to the Hennepin County Court for comment and did not immediately receive a response.