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George Floyd’s Murderer Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years In Prison, Twitter REACTS

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years behind bars for the murder of George Floyd. Peep the social media reactions inside…

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced today. He was reportedly sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after he was convicted of murdering George Floyd last year. Floyd’s death caused an eruption of protests across the nation to raise awareness to police brutality.

Before the sentence was handed down, George Floyd’s family members gave victim impact statements, including Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd. Her statement was heartbreaking.

“I ask about him all the time,” Gianna said. Then she said, “How did my dad get hurt?”

Little Gianna said when she’s reunited with her father she’s going to play with him She said when she is reunited with her father someday, she wants to play with him and she talked about how her dad used to brush her teeth before bed.

“We used to have dinner meals every single night before we went to bed. My daddy always used to help me brush my teeth,” Gianna said while smiling.

She said if she could speak with her father, she would tell him she loves and misses him.

Watch her heartbreaking statement below:

Philonise and Terrence Floydbrothers of George Floyd – also gave touching victim impact statements.

“What was going through your head when you had your knee on my brother’s neck? When you knew that he posed no threat anymore…why didn’t you at least get up?,” Terrence asked Derek during his statement.

“Everyday I have begged for justice to be served … George’s life mattered … I am asking that you please find it suitable to give Officer Chauvin the maximum sentence possible. … My family and I have been given a life sentence,” Philonise said during his statement.

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Derek Chauvin, who knelt on the neck of unarmed and handcuffed George Floyd, 46, for over 9.5 minutes leading to his death, was found GUILTY on all three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Derek’s mother gave a nauseating statement during the trial. No apology to Floyd’s family. No show of sympathy. Nothing. Just a selfish white woman trying to save her white son from doing prison time for murder.

“My son’s identity has also been reduced to that as a racist. I want this court to know that none of these things are true and that my son is a good man,” she said. “Derek, I want you to know I have always believed in your innocence, and I will never waver from that.”

Peep the clip below:

During the hearing, Derek Chauvin broke his silence for the first time, offering condolences to the Floyd family. He said he hopes more information coming out will eventually give them “some peace of mind.” Bye.

Here’s a clip below:

If the 45-year-old former Minneapolis police officer exhibits good behavior in prison, he could be paroled after serving two thirds of his sentence, which would be about 15 years. He will be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years. On the flip side, the sentence exceeds what the prosecution asked for at bare minimum, which was at least 15 years. The max sentence for second degree murder in MN is 40 years.

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After the sentencing, crowds gathered outside of the courthouse, including civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump.

“Let us not feel that we’re here to celebrate,” said Rev. Al Sharpton. “Justice would have been George Floyd never having been killed. Justice would have been the maximum. We got more than we thought only because we have been disappointed so many times before.”

Peep reactions to Derek Chauvin’s sentencing below: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos: Court TV via AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa

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