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What to know as Derek Chauvin sentenced in George Floyd's death

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, will be sentenced Friday by a Minnesota judge.

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces sentencing Friday in the death of George Floyd, with a judge weighing a prison term experts say could be as much as 30 years.

Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd's neck for about 9 1/2 minutes as the Black man said he couldn't breathe. It was an act captured on bystander video, which prompted protests around the world.

George Floyd

A general view shows the site where George Floyd was killed by then-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Here's what to watch for in a hearing that could run as long as two hours. Scroll further for an interactive summary of the case.


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