Apr 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Derek Chauvin to be sentenced on June 16

 In this photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin poses for a booking photo after his conviction April 21,

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted earlier this week in the murder of George Floyd, is scheduled to be sentenced June 16, according to a court docket.

The big picture: Chauvin, who is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day over fears for his safety in prison, was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

  • He faces a likely sentence of around 12 years behind bars for the second-degree murder charge, though the judge could go higher.

Go deeper: Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd is the rare officer conviction

Go deeper