Here’s How Much Time Derek Chauvin Could Spend In Prison

Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin
Thursday, April 22, 2021
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

After one day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin delivered a guilty verdict on all three counts, including second degree unintentional murder which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The guilty verdict could set a new legal precedent for police accountability involving in-custody deaths, and now the Justice Department is opening an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department for unlawful or unconstitutional policing.

Eugene Iredale, a San Diego criminal defense attorney at Iredale & Yoo APC, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to break down the specific charges and legal precedent that could be set as a result of the trial.

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