Derek Chauvin sentencing live stream: How to watch the hearing of George Floyd’s killer
Chauvin was convicted in April for multiple charges including third-degree murder of George Floyd. Here's what to expect at his sentencing
Derek Chauvin, 45, is about to appear in court for his sentencing in the murder of George Floyd on Friday, June 25. The former Minneapolis cop tackled Floyd near Cup Foods on 25th May 2020 and kneeled on his back for over 9.5 minutes. Floyd requested Chauvin to get off his back in strained yet clear words "I can't breath". This became the protest cry of thousands who took to the streets demanding justice after Floyd died. Several countries took part in the protest with Floyd's death being honored in countries like Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria.
Chauvin was convicted on April 20, 2021, for multiple charges including - second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for his role in Floyd's death. After his conviction, Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson reportedly filed a motion with Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill asking for probation or a below-guidelines prison term for his client. Nelson mentioned his client kneeling on Floyd's back which turned fatal could be best described as "an error made in good faith" because of the training he received. Here's what to expect from the sentencing.
How to live stream Derek Chauvin's sentencing on June 25?
"Mr Chauvin's offense is best described as an error made in good faith reliance [sic] his own experience as a police officer and the training he had received -- not intentional commission of an illegal act," Nelson wrote in the motion. Fast forward to June 25, Twitter is in a frenzy with Floyd supporters weighing in on the upcoming sentencing. People are angry and relying on this sentencing - hoping for justice to prevail. Here's what to expect and how to live stream the sentencing.
Chauvin's sentencing is about to take place on Friday, June 25, 2021. He will be presented at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis at 1:30 pm CT and 2:30 pm ET. The sentencing can be watched live on Court TV. Here's the link for the live video.
According to Minnesota sentencing guidelines, someone with no criminal history is likely to receive a prison sentence ranging from 10 and a half years to 15 years. However, prosecutors are pushing for 30 years for Chauvin saying "he brutally murdered Mr. Floyd, abusing the authority conferred by his badge."
According to a report, there are several protests scheduled ahead of Chauvin's sentencing. Two groups - the Communities United Against Police Brutality and Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence - have scheduled to hold a march in downtown Minneapolis. Additionally, 150 lawyers will gather for a silent protest outside Hennepin County Courthouse before the sentencing. This protest is led by the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.