Prosecutors to seek stiff penalties for cops involved in George Floyd death

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Second-degree murder charge carries maximum of 40 years in prison

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office also noted that the former officers were in a position of authority at the time and “inflicted gratuitous pain on Mr. Floyd” as witnesses, including multiple children, watched. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and became motionless. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.Three other officers, J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter. All four were fired.

Under the state’s sentencing guidelines, a conviction on second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder both carry presumptive sentences of 12.5 years. But a judge can order a sentence ranging up to 15 years without departing from the guidelines. For second-degree manslaughter, the guidelines call for four years in prison, or a discretionary range up to 4.75 years.

But prosecutors said Friday that they will ask for an “upward departure” from the sentencing guidelines for all four men – meaning they intend to seek even higher penalties. The second-degree murder charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, while third-degree murder carries a maximum of up to 25 years and manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.Follow related topics

 

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Good luck with that, the guys toxicology came back with enough fentanyl to kill 3 men. He was already complaining that he couldn't breathe from the onset. If that's not reasonable doubt then there is no justice, and its mob rule.

In this uniform, they look like any criminal they perused.

Now that it's been determined he was a walking dead man due to a fatal dose of fentanyl in his system this will be hard to get.

Good! The harshest punishment to the full extend of the law.

Hang the good guys! Scary society

Either way ANTIFA, BLM, MARXISTS and lefty politicans will continue to use the incident to create mayhem.

They all walk

The cops will be fine when the defence presents the footage. .

These guys are so, so screwed. The Asian guy might have a chance because he can play the race card.

Died of drug overdose. Fentanyl.

Hope stiff means life no parole or death sentence for the one who had knee. This is ridiculous

This really is sad

Prosecutors already know none of this is going to stick. Just playing it up for the media. Medical examiner report already stated the cause of George Floyd's death was a drug overdose.

Pretty tired of crying

You do know he was saying ... “I can’t breath” long before the officers knee was on his neck ? And so you are happy sending four officers to the electric chair for a politician’s agenda ?

Canada would only suspend the officers with pay for 4-5 years while they figure out what to do, eh ?

lol but not his drug dealer 🤷🏻‍♂️

DONALD TRUMP is the devil. Don't vote for him.

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