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Derek Chauvin Held In Solitary Confinement

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Former Minneapolos police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd and is  now facing a maxium of 75 years behind bars. He is being held in solitary confinement while waiting for sentencing.

According to The New York Times, Chauvin is at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights and in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for his own safety. 

The Minnesota Department of Corrections’ website says a mental health interviews inmates in solitary confinement for more than 30 days, and every three months thereafter. 

It’s unknown how long Chauvin will be held in the isolated unit.

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After 14 days of testimony and 11 hours of deliberation, a jury of 12 reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges: 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.

He could face a maximum sentence of up to 75 years in prison. Chauvin’s sentencing will occur within the next eight weeks, CBS News reports.

The three other officers involved in Floyd’s death; Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, will be tried later this summer. They face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. All parties have pleaded not guilty. The other three officers are free on $750,000 bond.

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