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Who is Derek Chauvin and Why is he  in Jail?

Derek Chauvin was an American officer serving under the Minneapolis Police Department and was recently…

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Convicted for Murder

A member of the MPD from 2001-2020, he was put on trial for the murder of George Floyd Jr. in March 2021.

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what happened in the george floyd case

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During an arrest, Chauvin had knelt on a handcuffed Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes while the latter could be heard saying…

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I Can’t Breathe

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The infamous incident of George Floyd’s death set off a series of protests across the country which was later named…

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The Black Lives Matter Movement

Chauvin was initially charged with second and third degree murders and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

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He later pled guilty to federal charges of violating Floyd’s and another victim’s civil rights to which he received…

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IN PRISON

21 Years

This case brought forth the underlying issue of systemic racist violence in the country. 

ULTIMATELY

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