The attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed a motion seeking a lesser sentence in the murder of George Floyd, even as low as probation.
Meanwhile, prosecutors filed their own motion with the court Tuesday, requesting a 30-year sentence for Chauvin, more than double the recommended state guidelines, KARE reports.
Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April on counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's May 2020 death.
Judge Peter Cahill has scheduled Chauvin's sentencing hearing for June 25. Cahill has previously indicated that he will consider aggravating factors to potentially issue a sentence that is longer than the recommendations under state guidelines.
In a defense motion filed Tuesday, attorney Eric Nelson requests "a strict probationary sentence, along with a period of incarceration equal to the time he has already served. In the alternative, Mr. Chauvin respectfully requests that the Court grant him a downward durational departure."
Chauvin also faces federal charges.