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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for George Floyd’s murder

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, will be sentenced Friday afternoon. Prosecutors are requesting a 30-year prison sentence, […]

A year after George Floyd was killed, what has changed?

George Floyd was killed by a police officer a year ago on May 25, 2020. Recently, jurors found Derek Chauvin, who was fired from the Minneapolis police force, guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck for close to nine minutes. Floyd’s death has created a […]

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling dated Tuesday, Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when […]

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou […]

Derek Chauvin’s sentencing set for June 16

The sentencing date for Derek Chauvin has been set for June 16, following the former Minneapolis police officer’s conviction on three counts in the murder of George Floyd. The sentencing will happen at 1:30 p.m. that day, CBS Minnesota reports. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin […]

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd’s death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. But the fight is far from over, activists, […]


Black community in SWFL reacts to Chauvin being found guilty on all charges

Jurors decided the fate of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Now, Chauvin has been convicted of second-degree and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. This is a decision that could change Black Americans’ views of the criminal justice system. Lee County’s NAACP president, James Muwakkil, spoke to WINK […]

Former officer Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for […]

Biden praying for ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the […]

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the video of the Black man with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. The jury of six white members […]