BREAKING: Derek Chauvin Sentenced In Killing Of George Floyd

JUST IN: Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years, 270 months, in prison.

For context, Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend that first-time offenders, as Chauvin is, are sentenced to 150 months or 12½ years in prison. However, Judge Peter Cahill said that he considered four “aggravating factors” that led to a longer sentence than guidelines suggest.

Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for his role in George Floyd’s death.

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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    • How can you say that, Floyd was a saint, a role model, the second coming of MLK. If Chauvin wouldn’t have snuffed out his life so prematurely the guy could have been anything. A doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, the sky was the limit, shit he could’ve been president, if only Chauvin didn’t make him swallow all those drugs. A damn shame if you ask me.

  1. This was a straight up lynching. Chauvin has no responsibility for Floyd dying of a drug overdose. The only aggravating factors here were the media. Sentencing somebody to 10 extra years in jail simply because it’s what the mob wants is abject evil.

    • Derek Chauvin will probably be killed in prison. There will be much celebrating in the black community after he gets “suicided” (see John McAfee the other die). It’s terrible. the dude literally got politically assassinated.

      It’s sad. Im at the point now where I basically believe these mindless communities do not deserve the protection of the police. Enjoy your miserable concrete jungles. The police here in Detroit are not paid enough to put up with the mindless thugs they have to interact with.

  2. No sympathy here for Chauvin. Floyd was no threat at the time. All they needed to do after they had subdued was roll him over, prop him against the wheel of the car and wait for the van. Chauvin was on a power trip. He has nobody to blame but himself for the mess he’s in.

    • Sooner Magic – I don’t write this aggressively as you and I are not enemies.

      But If you were to dig into the utterly embarrassing concessions the defense was able to extract for the prosecution team, then you would read that the medical examiner (AGAIN – working for Floyd’s team) admitted that he had a 98% blood oxygen saturation level in his system.

      It’s **impossible** to die from asphyxiation and have it be over 95% at the same time.

      Most likely the stress of being arrested and combined with the extreme amounts of fentanyl in his system tripped his heart out.

      Good luck in football this year 🙂

  3. Red Dot–appreciate the response and of course we are not enemies. And good luck to your team as well…assume it’s Michigan? I understand where you’re coming from and I also understand that the jury could have acquitted Chauvin, albeit on very narrow grounds. That said, I still have no sympathy for the guy because, as I said, he caused his own problems here. No need for him to sit on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. The guy was no threat at the time. Even the rookie cops sitting on Floyd’s trunk asked to turn Floyd over…Chauvin said no. His own actions caused him to rely on the “the guy was a loser and he would have died anyway” defense. This wasn’t some heat of the moment life in the balance split second decision…it was deliberate. That said, I do think the sentence was too much for a first time offender, but again…he put himself in that situation. Zero sympathy for Chauvin from me. There are too many good cops out there doing their job the right way. In my book, Chauvin is no hero and no victim.

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