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Derek Chauvin

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Derek Michael Chauvin (born 19 March 1976) is a former American police officer, known for being found guilty of murdering of George Floyd although autopsy reports discover other underlying factors that may have contributed. Chauvin was convicted of three crimes: unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.[1]

Unintentional second-degree murder means he was committing another felony crime, in this case, assault. It means he was not necessarily trying to kill Floyd, but he killed him while assaulting him. Chauvin was also convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.[1]

Chauvin was convicted on April 20, 2021.[2] He is currently serving a 22.5 year prison sentence, and the other officers who did not step in to intervene are serving sentences.

While serving his prison sentences at the FCI Tucson prison, Chauvin was stabbed by another inmate at about 12:30 p.m. local time on November 24, 2023.[3] Prison employees performed "life-saving" actions before Chauvin was taken to a hospital.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Levenson, Eric (2021-04-19). "The charges against Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, explained". CNN. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  2. "Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death". NBC News. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  3. "Derek Chauvin: Former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd stabbed in prison". Sky News. November 25, 2023. Archived from the original on November 25, 2023. Retrieved November 25, 2023.
  4. Sisak, Michael (November 24, 2023). "Ex-officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in George Floyd's killing, stabbed in prison, AP source says". Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 25, 2023. Retrieved November 24, 2023.