The prosecution asked for 30-years plus. The defense asked for probation, or something light. Judge Peter Cahill decided on 270 months. That’s right around 22-years in prison. It kind of feels like a 50 degree day right? Not cold enough to really bitch about, but not warm enough to brag about.
The Associated Press (https://apnews.com/) reported, Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd, his nephew, Brandon Williams, and brothers, Terrance and Philonise Floyd gave victim impact statements. Chauvin wore a facemask, so it was kind of impossible to judge Chauvin’s reaction to the victim impact statements.
Chauvin gave a statement before sentencing, that sounded mostly like random words he’d just put together. He gave a half-hearted apology to the Floyd family. He also added that there would be “other information in the future that would be of interest.”
Chauvin still faces federal civil rights charges, along with the other three former officers involved in the murder who have not yet had their state charges. Chauvin is expected to appeal the 22.5 year prison sentence.