A judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to more than 20 years in federal prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin pleaded guilty to the charges in December and was ordered to pay restitution, according to CBS News.
Chauvin agreed to a plea agreement that required him to serve a 20- to 25-year sentence that would be completed concurrently with his state conviction, ABC News reports.
In April 2021, a jury found Chauvin guilty on three counts of Floyd’s death, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.
During the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson demanded accountability from Chauvin, saying he “must be held responsible” for his behavior and for ruining the lives of the three other convicted officers.
Magnuson accepted Chauvin’s plea deal in May but took seven months off his more than 20-year sentence for time already served. Last year, Chauvin was found guilty in a state court for murder and manslaughter charges related to Floyd’s May 2020 death and sentenced to 22 1/2 years.