Ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin (SHOH’-vihn) has been sentenced to 22-and-a-half years for killing George Floyd, whose death sparked a reckoning on race in America.

Chauvin had been convicted of second-degree murder. The judge did not impose a sentence for convictions of third degree murder and manslaughter.

The punishment fell short of the 30 years that prosecutors had requested.

With good behaviour, the 45-year-old Chauvin could be paroled after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 15 years.

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