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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

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Supreme Court signals shift from leniency for minors convicted of murder

Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that minors convicted of murder can be given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Why it matters: The 6-3 decision comes as a reversal from recent leniency for juveniles, reflecting the conservative opinions on the bench.

Exclusive: Chauvin trial prosecution worked with strategic communications firm

People gather at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue to celebrate the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

For most of the past year, a strategic communications firm with deep Washington ties has played an integral role for the prosecution in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin — operating without pay and so under-the-radar that most of its own staff had no idea.

The big picture: Finsbury Glover Hering — formerly known as the Glover Park Group — has been conducting media monitoring and analysis as part of legal team special prosecutor Neal Katyal's vision for a three-pronged "modern appeal/trial strategy."

Colorado mass shooting suspect faces 43 additional charges

King Sooper's grocery store where the shooting took place. Photo: Chet Strange/Getty Images

Prosecutors on Thursday filed 43 additional charges against the suspect in last month's mass shooting in Colorado, including 10 counts of possession of a high-capacity ammunition magazine.

Why it matters: The shooting at a Boulder grocery store in March left 10 dead, including one police officer. It is one of several high-profile mass shootings in 2021.