On Friday, June 25th Judge Peter Cahil sentenced the former Minneapolis Police officer to 22 and a half years in prison

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On Friday, June 25th 2021 Judge Peter Cahil sentenced the former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 and a half years in prison for the killing of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted on Second Degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. 

“What the sentence is not based on is emotion or sympathy, but at the same time I want to acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family. You have our sympathy and I acknowledge and hear the pain that you are feeling.” said Judge Cahil

Judge Cahil continues “I acknowledge the pain not only of those in this courtroom, but the floyd family who are outside the court and other members in the community. It has been painful throughout Hennepin county, throughout the state of Minnesota, and even the country. Most importantly we need to recognize the pain of the floyd family…”

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“…I am not basing my sentence on public opinion or any attempt to send any messages. The job of a trial court judge is to apply the law to specific facts and deal with individual cases” said Judge Cahil

Following the sentencing “NOT ENOUGH” started trending on twitter with over 131,000 tweets about the sentencing of Chauvin. Many members of the community and those watching the case speak out their frustrations in the result.

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