Derek Chauvin Requests Lighter Sentence, Following Conviction In George Floyd’s Murder Case

Weeks after the court found him guilty in all count charges in the murder case of George Floyd, attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed a motion seeking a lesser sentence ahead of his June 25th sentencing hearing.  


Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, asked a Minnesota judge this week to give him a lighter prison sentence, either with a probation term or a much lighter sentence than state guidelines currently suggest, citing that he is a “victim of a broken system.”

Judge Peter Cahill scheduled Chauvin’s sentencing hearing for June 25. He previously indicated that he will consider aggravating factors to potentially issue a sentence that is longer than the recommendations under state guidelines.

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