Ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin now in federal custody
On Wednesday former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was moved to federal custody. The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed Chauvin was picked up by U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning at the Oak Park Heights state prison.
According to Minnesota District’s Chief Deputy Michael Fuller, Chauvin is being moved to a federal prison in Tuscon, Arizona.
After pleading guilty, Chauvin was sentenced last month to over 20 years (245 months) in federal prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
Chauvin was also convicted of murder in state court. In that case, he was sentenced to over 22 years.
His federal sentence is being served at the same time as his state sentence.