The judge overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four Minneapolis police officers said Wednesday that he has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin’s plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison.
Under the plea agreement, which Chauvin signed, both sides agreed Chauvin should face a sentence ranging from 20 to 25 years, with prosecutors saying they would seek 25. He could have faced life in prison on the federal count. With credit for good time in the federal system, he would serve from 17 years to 21 years and three months behind bars.
The sentence will run concurrently with his state prison term.
The federal judge presiding over Derek Chauvin’s civil rights case has accepted Chauvin’s plea deal, meaning he will be sentenced to 20-25 years in prison. This will be served at the same time as his 22.5 year sentence at the state level for the murder of George Floyd.
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