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Minneapolis police officer convicted of George Floyd's death awaits federal decision

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sent to prison for more than 20 years for arresting and killing Floyd in a state court, and in federal court Thursday for violating George Floyd's citizenship. I will be sentenced to prison. ..

Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges in the U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota in December and avoided his second trial, but almost certainly in court. I extended the time.

White Shovin kneels on the neck of a black man in handcuffs for more than nine minutes in a murder shot on a mobile phone video that has terrorized people around the world, and Floyd. He admitted that he violated his right not to face "unjustified attacks". ..

State courts have sentenced Shovin to 22 and a half years in prison for intentional two-time murder, three-time murder, and two manslaughter charges. People sentenced to felony in Minnesota are usually released on parole after serving two-thirds of their sentence.

Plea of ​​guilty of Shovin's federal crime came as part of an agreement with a prosecutor who said he would face in federal prison between 20 and 25 years.

In that agreement, he admitted for the first time that he was blamed for Floyd's death.

Floyd could be seen in a video about his life before he still fell on the road under Chauvin's knees. The coroner determined that Floyd was unable to breathe due to police detention.

The federal prosecutor has asked Judge Paul Magnuson to sentence Chauvin to 25 years in prison.

Floyd's killing triggered one of the biggest protests seen in the United States, with daily marches to condemn racism and atrocities in US police. Chauvin helped three colleagues arrest Floyd in May 2020 on suspicion that Floyd used a fake $ 20 invoice to buy cigarettes.

Tou Thao, J., three other former police officers who worked to arrest Floyd. Alexander Keung and Thomas Lane were convicted in the same federal court in February for infringing Floyd's rights. They have not yet received the judgment date. (Report by Jonathan Allen in New York, additional report by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles, edited by Bradley Pellet)