Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced For Murder Of George Floyd

Judge Peter Cahill denied Derek Chauvin’s request for a new trial hours before his sentencing hearing for the murder of George Floyd.

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens to verdicts at his trial in April for the 2020 death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in state court and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens to verdicts at his trial in April for the 2020 death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in state court and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25. Court TV via AP
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens to verdicts at his trial in April for the 2020 death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in state court and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens to verdicts at his trial in April for the 2020 death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in state court and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25. Court TV via AP

Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced For Murder Of George Floyd

Judge Peter Cahill denied Derek Chauvin’s request for a new trial hours before his sentencing hearing for the murder of George Floyd.

Update: This interview took place before the sentencing of Derek Chauvin. After the interview, Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Chauvin to 22 and a half years in prison, with199 days credit for time already served.

Reset checks in with a criminal defense lawyer ahead of Derek Chauvin’s sentencing hearing on Friday. The former Minneapolis Police officer was convicted in April of murdering George Floyd last year, sparking a wave of protests against systemic racism and police brutality.

GUEST: Andrea Lion, criminal defense lawyer in private practice and former public defender