Chauvin booked into prison as he awaits sentencing in Floyd's murder

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: April 21, 2021 10:48 AM
Created: April 21, 2021 10:45 AM

Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Corrections released the booking photo of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in the murder of George Floyd a day earlier.

Chauvin was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison on administrative segregation status for his safety. The DOC said Chauvin is in the Administrative Control Unit, which is the state's most secure unit.

Chauvin is set to be sentenced in about eight weeks after the jury found him guilty of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder in Floyd's death.

A second-degree murder conviction carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison; third-degree murder is punishable by up to 25 years in prison; second-degree manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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