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State seeks 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd murder, defense wants time served

In this image from video, defendant, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, listens to verdicts at his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

Prosecutors Seek 30-Year Sentence for Chauvin Prosecutors are asking for a 30-year prison sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.  The prosecution said today that the sentence would “properly account for the profound impact” of Chauvin’s actions on Floyd’s family and the community. An attorney for Chauvin says he should get probation and time served considering his age, lack of criminal history, cooperation in the investigation, and attitude in court. He also described Chauvin’s actions as an error in his experience as an officer.  What do you think Derek Chauvin’s sentence should be?

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