Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was Convicted of killing George Floyd A decision on Tuesday sent waves of celebration across America after several years of protests against police vandalism.
Judge Peter Cahill said on Tuesday that it would be eight weeks before he was sentenced. And while Chauvin was out on bail since October, Cahill canceled Chauvin’s bail after the verdict, so he would have to wait now. Punishment In jail.
According to Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson Sarah Fitjold, Chauvin was moved to the Minnesota Correctional Facility — Oak Park Heights. The correctional facility is in Stillwater, 25 miles east of the city of Mintapolis.
He is through an agreement between the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of Corrections, FitzGerald CNN.
Cahill would consider factors such as the murder of Floyd in front of a child, and the dynamic of power between officers and civilians, which would determine Chauvin’s sentence.
Chauvin can face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for murder.
Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines recommend 12.5 years in prison for each murder charge and about four years for a manslaughter charge. In this case, the state has asked for tougher punishment than the recommendations.