From Reuters: Minneapolis ex-cop Chauvin gets 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s rights
July 7 (Reuters) – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted last year of murdering George Floyd, was sentenced on Thursday to 21 years in prison on separate federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights during the deadly May 2020 arrest, with the judge calling the ex-cop’s actions unconscionable.
Chauvin, who pleaded guilty to the federal charges in December, already is serving a sentence of 22-1/2 years in a Minnesota prison for Floyd’s murder after a trial in state court last year. The federal sentence will run concurrently and will see Chauvin moved to a federal prison.
From what I heard on the radio, Minnesota law would have only required him to serve 2/3s of the sentence in prison, so this basically brings him back up to what the original sentencing would have been.Report
Nationwide, if excluding those sentenced to life in prison, people convicted of murder typically serve 50-60% of their sentences before release.