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DEREK CHAUVIN

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The federal sentence is being served concurrently with his 22½-year state term for Floyd's murder. He will also serve five years of supervised release when he leaves custody in roughly 17 years.
After the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, then-Minneapolis officer Chauvin was charged with murder and manslaughter and arrested. He was initially booked at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, where the jailers work. Chauvin was later convicted of the state charges, as well as separate federal civil rights charges, and sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. Chauvin is white; Floyd was Black.
As part of his federal plea agreement, Chauvin will serve his state and federal sentences at the same time in federal prison.
The former officer faces 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights
By entering the plea on Wednesday, now-former officer Thomas Lane avoided an upcoming trial on the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating Floyd's civil rights. He will serve his federal sentence concurrently with his prison time from his state conviction in Floyd’s murder.

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In the appeal filed in Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday, his lawyers raised 14 separate issues, including Judge Peter Cahill's decision to deny Chauvin's request to move the trial out of Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, because of the intense pretrial publicity.
J. Alexander Kueng said he tried to act as a conduit between Chauvin and then-officer Thomas Lane, who asked repeatedly whether George Floyd should be turned on his side. Kueng, though, admitted he never asked Chauvin to turn Floyd over himself but echoed Chauvin’s response to “just leave him.”
The three are charged with violating Floyd's civil rights during the arrest of the handcuffed Black man on a road outside a Minneapolis grocery store in May 2020, video of which sparked street protests against racism and police brutality around the world.

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