Derek Chauvin jailed for 22.5 years for murder of George Floyd  – BBC News

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A judge in the US city of Minneapolis has sentenced the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, to 22 and half years in jail, for the murder of George Floyd.

The 46-year-old African American died in May last year, after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest.

The lawyer for Mr Floyd’s family said the sentence was “historic, bringing America a step closer to healing, by delivering accountability.”

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Nada Tawfek in Minneapolis.

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