Chauvin’s 22.5 Year Sentence is a Victory and First Step Toward Justice

Systemic Reform of American Policing is the Goal

Derek Chauvin at Sentencing. Photo by

Citing his “abuse of a position of trust and authority and particular cruelty” to George Floyd, on June 25 Judge Peter A. Cahill sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in jail for Floyd’s murder. Cahill declined to describe his decision in detail, noting that his explanation is contained in a…