US policeman “Derek Chauvin” sentenced over 22 years of prison for George Floyd’s murder

Derek Chauvin, a former policeman in United States was sentenced for 22 and a half years in prison who was accused for murder of the African American George Floyd. This incident was the beginning of Americas biggest demonstration for racial discrimination and justice in decades.

The 45 years old policeman, Derek Chauvin, has given his condolences to George Floyds family in a Minneapolis Court of justice. Before him apologizing the family the court judge, Peter Cahill handed down a lesser sentence than 30 years the prosecution had sought.


Cahill said to Derek Chauvin, “This (jail term) is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority and also the particular cruelty shown to George Floyd.”

This sentence was announced after a tense court session. In the session George Floyd’s seven year old daughters, Gianna Floyd’s recorded message was played. this recorded video said, “I miss you and I love you” on the occasion of fathers day.

The lawyer fighting for Floyds family mentioned this sentencing a historic step towards racial discrimination and reconciliation in United States.

US president Joe Biden said that he doesn’t know all the circumstances and facts that were considered but it seems to him that under all the guidelines , the decision taken by the judge was appropriate.

Derek Chauvin after declining to testify during his 6 week trials said that

“I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family, At this time due to some additional legal matters at hand, I’m not able to give a full formal statement at this time. There’s going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind.”