Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, according to Fox News.
When asked if he had anything further to say, Chauvin apologized to the Floyd family and alleged that there would be more information to surface.
“I want to acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family,” Judge Cahill stated.
“You have our sympathies, and I acknowledge and hear the pain that you are feeling. I acknowledge the pain not only of those in this courtroom, but the Floyd family outside this courtroom and other members of the community.”
“On May 25, 2020, my brother was murdered, everyone knows, by Derek Chauvin,” stated Terrence Floyd.
“The facts of this case were proven beyond a reasonable doubt and three guilty verdicts have been rendered.”
“I wanted to know from the man himself, why? What were you thinking? What was going through your head when you had your knee on my brother’s neck? Why, when you knew that he posed no threat anymore, he was handcuffed, why didn’t you at least get up. Why’d you stay there?”
From Fox News:
Chauvin, with a buzzed head and wearing a gray suit, looked on, unmoving, face concealed in part behind a blue face mask.
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Floyd held back tears and asked the judge to impose the maximum penalty.
Chauvin’s actions, which were recorded on harrowing video that circulated widely online, prompted an explosion of social justice and anti-police brutality protests that lasted for months. He could be seen pressing his knee to the neck of Floyd, who was laying prone and being restrained by other officers, for 9 minutes and 29 seconds as onlookers pleaded for him to ease up and Floyd begged for his life.