MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Corrections released a new mugshot Tuesday of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was booked into the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison after being convicted of murdering George Floyd. (credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections) Corrections officials say that Chauvin is being held in “administrative segregation” for his safety at the east metro prison as he awaits sentencing. On Monday, a jury found the ex-officer guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of Floyd. Chauvin is expected to be sentenced in eight weeks; an exact date has not yet been given. Minnesota state sentencing guidelines call for 12.5 years in prison for each of the murder charges. However, the judge overseeing the case could decide that there were aggravating factors, which could increase Chauvin’s sentence significantly, up to 40 years. … [Read more...] about New Mugshot Released As Derek Chauvin Is Booked Into Maximum Security Prison
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President Trump Donald Trump St. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE signed an order Wednesday night to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Kirstjen Michele Nielsen Left-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' House Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities during impeachment hearing MORE first announced Trump's plan to deploy the National Guard earlier in the day Wednesday while speaking at the White House. Nielsen framed the move as a way to toughen an immigration system that “rewards bad behavior,” including illegal drug smuggling and border crossings. “It’s time to act,” Nielsen told reporters, adding that … [Read more...] about Trump to deploy National Guard to southern border
Attorney General Merrick Garland Merrick Garland Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice Senate confirms Biden's nominee for No. 2 official at DOJ Why Biden's gun policy doesn't go far enough MORE announced Wednesday morning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will open an investigation into the policing practices of law enforcement in Minneapolis. The investigation comes a day after a jury in Minneapolis found former city police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. “Although the state's prosecution was successful, I know that nothing can fill the void that the loved ones of George Floyd have felt since his death,” Garland said Wednesday morning. ADVERTISEMENT “Yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis.” The DOJ under President Biden Joe Biden … [Read more...] about DOJ to probe Minneapolis police
(CNN) President Joe Biden, well on his way to reaching a new goal of vaccinating 200 million Americans by the end of April, is taking initial steps toward helping other nations ramp up shots, including by boosting global manufacturing and appointing a top global health expert who previously advocated for shipping vaccines from the United States' surplus abroad. Diplomats view the developments as a sign Biden is moving toward sharing some of the hundreds of millions of doses the United States will have left over once every American is vaccinated. But the President remains wary of sending vaccines overseas before people in the United States have access, and administration health experts continue to caution that extra doses may be needed as the virus mutates and the pandemic persists. Biden's political advisers and national security team have debated the appropriate balance among domestic needs, humanitarian efforts and political strategy, people familiar with the matter say. … [Read more...] about Biden ramps up vaccine diplomacy efforts as hopes rise that he’ll share surplus doses
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) — Derek Chauvin is spending his first full day in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights. He showed no reaction Tuesday afternoon as the judge read all three unanimous guilty verdicts for the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day last year. Chauvin was quickly handcuffed and taken out of the courtroom. READ MORE: LA Restaurants To Only Give Out Plastic Utensils By Request Under New Ordinance The former Minneapolis police officer is guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin will stay locked up until his sentencing date in about eight weeks. Judge Peter Cahill will decide if an upward sentencing departure applies to this case. Based on minimum sentencing guidelines, Chauvin will get at least 12-and-a-half years in prison, but it could be much longer. “Under the Minnesota sentencing guidelines, if you kill someone intentionally … that’s 25 years (in prison). Different from … [Read more...] about Derek Chauvin Sentence: How Long Will He Spend In Prison?