U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has accepted Derek Chauvin’s plea deal for violating George Floyd’s civil rights and will sentence the former police officer to 20 to 25 years in prison, according to CNN.
A sentencing date has yet to be determined.
The plea agreement Chauvin signed states that the sentence will range between 20 to 25 years in prison, but prosecutors said they would push for 25 years. The former officer could serve 17 to about 21 years in prison with credit for good time, NBC News reports.
The sentence for the civil rights case could be served concurrently with the sentencing for his murder conviction on the state level, according to CNN.
In December, Chauvin pleaded guilty to violating Floyd’s rights and admitted that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck after he became unresponsive, NBC News reports. He also admitted that he willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure.
As Blavity previously reported, the former officer asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his murder conviction.