Derek Chauvin, former police officer who murdered George Floyd, will spend 15 years in prison after he received 22.5-year prison sentence

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer, who murdered George Floyd will spend 15 years in prison, after a judge sentenced him to 22 years and six months.

A woman holds a Do You Feel Us? sign at silent march for justice for George Floyd in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on the day before the beginning of the trial of Derek Chauvin. Photo taken by Lorie Shaull 
A woman holds a Do You Feel Us? sign at silent march for justice for George Floyd in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on the day before the beginning of the trial of Derek Chauvin. Photo taken by Lorie Shaull

The prosecution had recommended 30 years in prison but the judge said his sentencing was based solely on the law.

Many are likely to see the sentencing as not enough for a gruesome murder that has been watched around the world.

Chauvin is white while Floyd was black.

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