A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced former Minneapolis officers Derek Chauvin to 22-and-a-half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.
The sentencing began Friday afternoon with impact statements from Floyd's relatives, and Chauvin himself offering “my condolences to the Floyd family.”
Hours before, a judge denied a request for a new trial for Chauvin, CNBC reports.
Chauvin, in a very brief statement during the sentencing, said, “I am not able to give a full statement at this time, but very briefly, I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family.”
“There is going to be some other information in the future that will be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind,” Chauvin said.
The three other former officers involved in Floyd’s arrest, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung and Thomas Lane, were originally due to stand trial in August on charges of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. That trial is now scheduled for next March.
All four officers also face federal charges. They are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care.