January 27, 2023

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El ex policía sentenciado por la muerte de George Floyd fue condenado en una causa parallela a 20 años de prisión

El ex oficial de police de Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, se dirige a su audiencia de sentencia en Minneapolis, Minnesota, EE. UU., el 25 de junio de 2021 en una imagen fija de un video. Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in 2021 of murdering George Floyd, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years and 5 months in prison on separate federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights. durante el mortal arresto de Mayo de 2020, informó local news channel KSTP-TV.

Chauvin, quien se declarada culpable de los cargos federales en diciembre, ya Cumple una condena de 22 años y medio en una prisión de Minnesota por el assassination de Floyd después de un juicio en un state tribunal el año pasado. La sentencia federal correrá concurrentemente.

El juez federal de district Paul Magnuson announced la sentencia en St. Paul, Minnesota. Chauvin’s decision to declare himself guilty avoided a second penal trial for him.

Chauvin, 46 years old, who is white, admitted that he violated the rights of Floyd and did not face an “irrational capture” by kneeling on the neck of the black man in custody for more than 9 minutes, which was captured on a cell phone video. .

La muerte provocó Protests in many cities of the United States and the world contra la brutalidad policial y el racismo.

File photo of a mural of George Floyd in Houston, Texas May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
File photo of a mural of George Floyd in Houston, Texas May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

In his state judgment last year, Chauvin was declared guilty of intentional homicide in the second grade, homicide in the third grade and involuntary homicide in the second grade. Persons sentenced to prison for serious crimes in Minnesota are generally placed on probation after completing two thirds of their sentence.

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La declaración de culpabilidad de Chauvin por los cargos de derechos civiles se produjo como parte un acuerdo con los fiscales según el cual enfrentaria entre 20 y 25 años en una prisión federal. En ese acuerdo admitted for the first time that he had the fault of the death of Floyd. Los fiscales federales le habian pedido a Magnuson que sentenciara a Chauvin a 25 años.

The federal crime of violating the civil rights of a person is punishable with a variety of penalties that go from imprisonment to cadena perpetua and cadena de muerte, according to the circumstances of the crime and the injuries that result from the same, according to the Department of Justice.

Chauvin was helping three fellow officers to arrest Floyd in May 2020 on suspicion that the man had used a fake 20 dollar bill. al comprar cigarettes.

Esos three, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung and Thomas Lane, fueron declarados culpables en un tribunal federal en February por violar los derechos de Floyd. Todavía no se les ha given una fecha de sentencia.

A forensic doctor determined that the police detention prevented Floyd from breathing.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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