CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years for Murder of George Floyd

Eric Nelson - Derek Chauvin -CourtTV
Attorney Eric Nelson – Derek Chauvin

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison on Friday for the killing of George Floyd last May on Memorial Day. He will be 67 years old when he is released from prison.

Speaking in court at Chauvin’s sentencing on Friday, Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank argued that Chauvin abused his power as a police officer when he killed Floyd.

“This case wasn’t about police officers, all police officers. It wasn’t about policing. This case was about Derek Chauvin disregarding all that training he received and assaulting Mr. Floyd until he suffocated to death,” he said, as reported by CNN. 

“Mr. Chauvin abused his position of trust and authority as a police officer by doing just that — just disregarding all of his training,” he added.


Frank, presenting the state’s argument for sentencing, thanked the police officers who also testified during the trial.

“Those officers didn’t hide behind a blue wall. They came forward, they told this court and those jurors, what they knew about training and responsibility,” Frank said. “This wasn’t about all officers. This wasn’t about policing. This case was about Derek Chauvin disregarding all that training he received and assaulting Mr. Floyd until he suffocated to death.”

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell started the proceedings by presenting victim impact statements from four members of George Floyd’s family. The first came from Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter Gianna, who gave her statement via video.

“I ask about him all the time,” she said. “I miss you and I love him.”

Floyd’s brother Terrence and nephew Brandon Williams also presented statements.

“Our family is forever broken,” Williams said. “We don’t want to see no more slaps on the wrist. We’ve been through that already,” Terrence Floyd said before addressing Chauvin. “What was going through your head when you had your knee on my brother’s neck?”

Another brother, Philonise Floyd, asked for the judge to hand down the maximum sentence.

“For an entire year, I had to relive George being tortured to death,” he said. “My family and I have been given a life sentence. We will never be able to get George back.”

Frank called for a strict sentence due to the aggravating factors, such as Chauvin’s position of authority.

“We think they justify a greatly increased sentence. This is not the typical second-degree unintentional murder,” he said.

The judge agreed and threw the book at Chauvin, sentencing the former officer to nearly 23 years in prison.

Views: 88


You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by Cherry Butter on July 6, 2021 at 4:19pm

Hopefully he'll finally become remorseful, because I have yet to see him act like he felt bad that he ended a man's life unnecessary. Smh in disgust!  

Comment by BIIGMANN on July 4, 2021 at 3:45pm
Sad s***. U DESRVE LIFE U P**** COP
Comment by coca mary on June 29, 2021 at 5:17am

Thank you very much for sharing such a useful information. I will definitely share this with others.

among us

Comment by Earnest Stanley on June 28, 2021 at 8:55am

Sie sollten die Casino-Branche studieren und sich keine Sorgen um Ihr Einkommen machen. Lesen Sie mehr hier

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY







PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }



Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!




© 2022   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service