Derek Chauvin offers his ‘condolences’ to the Floyd family at his sentencing hearing for George Floyd’s murder

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Derek Chauvin listens as the verdict is read out in his trial on Tuesday. Court TV via AP
  • Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin briefly addressed the court at his sentencing hearing.
  • “I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family,” Chauvin said. He did not give a full statement, citing ongoing legal matters.
  • A jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
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Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin did not give a full statement at his sentencing on Friday afternoon, citing ongoing legal challenges. He did, however offer his condolences to George Floyd’s family.

“I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family,” Chauvin said after impact statements were made and ahead of his statement. “There’s going to be some other information in the future that will be of interest, and I hope it will give you some peace of mind.”

A Minnesota jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in May 2020.

Floyd’s killing was recorded by teenager Darnella Frazier, who was awarded a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize board. The video of Chauvin killing Floyd spread quickly online, leading to worldwide protests against police brutality.