Federal judge accepts Derek Chauvin’s plea deal and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years

That sentencing range was set out in the plea agreement filed months ago, which also mentioned that Chauvin would have to serve between 17 and just over 21, “assuming all good time credit.”

Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Federally, Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to violating the civil rights of George Floyd after pleading not guilty months earlier. The maximum penalty is life in prison.

The judge had postponed accepting Chauvin’s plea deal while a preliminary inquest report was written.

Based on the plea agreement filed, the federal sentence would be served concurrently with the 22.5-year sentence tied to his state-level murder conviction.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson did not set a date for sentencing.

Chauvin was sentenced in state court last June after the former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in Floyd’s death.

Under Minnesota law, Chauvin would have to serve two-thirds of that state sentence, or 15 years — and he would be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven-and-a-half years.

VSHauvin asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction.

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