Prosecutors seek 30-year sentence in George Floyd murder case

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Washington (AFP) – Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a US judge to sentence the white former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man whose death last year sparked nationwide protests, to 30 years in prison. Attorneys for the Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, countered with a far different request — a sentence of time served and probation, claiming that their client was guilty of “an error made in good faith.” In court documents sent ahead of the June 25 sentencing hearing, prosecutors in Minnesota called actions by the 45-year-old Chauvin an “egregious abuse” o…

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