Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd's death

I'm still willing to bet he doesn't get the full 40 years. I think the judge is just putting it in for the record, which is a good thing. It will make any appeal on the grounds of unfairness highly unlikely.

The idea is that the judge makes this ruling so he can up the sentence but then makes the decision not to. I'm betting he gets 20 years and is out in less than 10.

If I'm reading this timeline correctly the above article lead to this:

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he became unresponsive — resulting in the Black man’s death.

Chauvin, who is white, was convicted this spring of state murder and manslaughter charges in Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death, and was sentenced to 22 1/2 years.

In his federal plea Wednesday, Chauvin admitted he willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including unreasonable force by a police officer, by kneeling on Floyd’s neck even though he was handcuffed and not resisting. A second federal count in Floyd’s death was dismissed, but Chauvin pleaded guilty to another count in an unrelated 2017 case.
Chauvin is cutting a deal. He's trying to avoid life without the possibility of parole.

All of it is really just window dressing bullshit. Once he lost the state case, he knew this was coming. He planned accordingly.

Odds are though, he'll still serve a lot of time. I'm betting the deal is 10 years.

The federal judge presiding over the cases of the four former Minneapolis police officers implicated in the killing of George Floyd has accepted Derek Chauvin's plea deal and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison.
That sentencing range was laid out in the plea agreement filed months ago, which also mentioned Chauvin would be expected to serve between 17 and a little over 21 years, "assuming all good-time credit."
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The former Minneapolis Police officer who held down George Floyd’s legs in May 2020 was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday on a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.

Thomas Lane, who is currently in federal prison for violating Floyd’s civil rights during his fatal restraint, appeared to the hearing remotely wearing beige prison clothing. He began his federal 2.5-year sentence in a Bureau of Prisons facility in Colorado late last month.
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