- He would get some benefits out of this deal.
- Derek Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison but could get a deal.
- The former police officer was convicted last Friday.
The cop who killed George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, could get a deal. The former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced last Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of African-American George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin would be close to reaching a deal or “plea deal” on some charges he still faces. The deal would force him, for the first time, to talk about the death of George Floyd, which sparked one of the worst racial justice protests in America.
Derek Chauvin could have a benefit deal
The sentence for Derek Chauvin was imposed after he broke the silence he maintained for more than a year in court to offer his condolences to the Floyd family and express his hope that in the long run they will have “some peace of mind,” says AP.
According to information obtained from multiple anonymous sources consulted by the WCOO, a Minnesota affiliate CBS News, Derek Chauvin could be arguing and ending a deal for a settlement that would find him guilty of federal civil rights charges, he says. Forbes.
Derek Chauvin could be ‘saved’ from prison for life with deal
In early 2020, the former Minneapolis policeman, along with three other officers, were charged with being involved in George Floyd’s death and violating his constitutional rights, as well as denying him medical care during the controversial arrest, Forbes said.
If Derek Chauvin gets the deal, he could avoid a new trial and help him spend less time in prison. According to the WCOO, the former police officer could get a sentence of 22 to 25 years that could be served at the same time as the recently imposed 22 1/2 year sentence.
What would Derek Chauvin have to do to get the deal?
Derek Chauvin hinted at their deal?
“There will be some other information in the future that will be of interest and I hope this gives you a bit of reassurance,” said the former policeman during the hearing where he was sentenced last Friday, probably auguring this new deal.
The sentence Chauvin received is one of the longest jail terms ever handed down against an American police officer for the murder of an African-American person, notes The Associated Press. Still, Floyd’s relatives and others were disappointed.
Received a lower sentence than requested
The judgment he fell short of the 30 years requested by the prosecution. And with good behavior, the 45-year-old former Minneapolis cop could be paroled after serving two-thirds of his sentence; that is, about 15 years, notes The Associated Press.
“Just because it’s the longest amount of time doesn’t mean it’s enough,” said Nekima Levy Armstrong, a leader of the Minneapolis protests. In imposing the punishment, Judge Peter Cahill went beyond the 12 1/2 year sentence prescribed by state guidelines.
The above, due to what he described as “his abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty” shown towards George Floyd, points out AP. Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s family, said the family had received “some accountability.”
However, he said he is hopeful that Chauvin will be sentenced to the maximum penalty in his next federal civil rights trial. Crump said this was the longest sentence a police officer has received in Minnesota history.
“That would be true justice”
But he added that “true justice in the United States will be that African American men and women do not have to fear being killed by the police just because of the color of their skin. That would be true justice, ”according to The Associated Press.
Outside the court, some 50 people held hands or placed them on the shoulders of others. The reaction was moderate, sparking a debate over whether the sentence was long enough. Some cursed in disgust.
This is how Chauvin reacted to his sentence
In George Floyd Square, the name by which the intersection where Floyd was pinned to the pavement is now known, the crowd erupted in applause and several said, “We take it.” Chauvin was immediately taken back to jail.
As with the April verdicts, he showed little emotion when the judge handed down the sentence. His eyes darted around the room, and his COVID-19 mask covered much of his face, the AP notes.
The ex-policeman who caused a ‘revolution’ in the world
The former police officer was convicted in April of three counts of murder for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for up to 9 1/2 minutes on May 25, 2020, while the African-American man claimed he could not breathe.
Passerby video of Floyd’s arrest on suspicion of using a counterfeit $ 20 bill at a grocery store sparked protests around the world and led to isolated incidents of violence in Minneapolis and elsewhere.
USA. run out of police after protests?
Law enforcement agencies in the United States recorded a wave of withdrawals and departures in the year since George Floyd was assassinated by a police officer and now they go through work recruiting a new generation of police officers. In the midst of the national review of police policies, communities are questioning who should join the police now.
Massive protests and calls to withdraw, reform or remove funds from the police, in addition to the coronavirus pandemic, shook the morale of the agencies in charge of order, according to AP. The retirement rate in some departments rose 45% compared to the previous year.
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