Washington: A US court on Friday sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 270 months in jail for the murder of George Floyd last year.
In April, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
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The 46-year-old Floyd died last May after Chauvin knelt on his neck for about nine minutes.
The whole incident was caught on a video that went viral, sparking widespread protests over police-involved killings of Blacks.