Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 1/2 years

Former Minneapolis police Office Derek Chauvin received a sentence yesterday of 22 ½ years for the murder of George Floyd. LWVMpls stands with the community in our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of Judge Cahill in determining the sentence. We understand that nothing will ease the pain and suffering of the Floyd family, and we hope that our community, state, and nation will continue to work towards equality and justice.

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis (LWVMpls) is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in all levels of government. LWVMpls works to ensure that justice is served and “We Resolve: First, That the League advocates against systemic racism in the justice system and, at a minimum, for preventing excessive force and brutality by law enforcement.” [From LWVUS.]