Sentencing for Derek Chauvin pushed back one week |

Sentencing for Derek Chauvin pushed back one week

Derek Chauvin during court proceedings. Derek Chauvin during court proceedings. |  Photo: Court TV Pool/WDIO

Created: April 27, 2021 02:19 PM

The sentencing date for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been pushed back. Initially, the court had set sentencing for June 16, however according to Hubbard Broadcasting sister-station, the date has been moved to the afternoon of June 25.

Chauvin waived his right to have the jury determine his sentence, so Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who also presided over his trial, will make the decision.

Chauvin was found guilty by a jury on April 20 of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for about 9 1/2 minutes in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury deliberated over parts of two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.

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