The former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 270 months, or 22.5 years, in the murder of George Floyd last year.
Chauvin, 45, was expected to serve about 15 years behind bars.
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the sentence was not based on emotion or sympathy but said "we need to recognize the pain of the Floyd family."
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