First photos of Derek Chauvin in prison have been released

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By stefan armitage

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The first photos of Derek Chauvin behind bars have been released, as he prepares to face 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and manslaughter back in April, and was sentenced for his convictions on June 25.

Chauvin, 45, was recorded kneeling of Floyd's neck during the fatal arrest back in May of last year, sparking national outrage and protests calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.

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During his sentencing hearing, Hennepin county judge Peter Cahill stated that the 22 and a half year sentence was not influenced by either emotion or public opinion, but he did say that he "[acknowledged] the deep and tremendous pain that all of the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family."

Per CNN, Chauvin's 22 and a half year sentence does exceed the Minnesota sentencing guideline range of 10 years and eight months to 15 years for the crime - however, it is still shorter than the 30 years prosecutors were seeking.

Now, TMZ has obtained Chauvin's new mugshot from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, which were taken on June 28 - three days after his sentencing on June 25. They can be seen below:

The photos show a short-haired and stubbled Chauvin in a standard-issue orange jumpsuit.

Per CNN, Cahill wrote in a 22-page memorandum that Chauvin "abused his position of trust or authority" and treated Floyd with "particular cruelty". These two aggravating factors are what lead to his harsher sentence.

The judge added that Chauvin treated Floyd "without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings."

Prior to his sentencing, Chauvin spoke publicly for the first time since Floyd's death.

Watch the moment Chauvin heard his sentence in the video below:

Per CNN, Chauvin said prior to his sentence being imposed: "Due to some additional legal matters at hand, I’m not able to really give a full formal statement at this time. Briefly, though, I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family." He then appeared to turn to look at George Floyd's family.

Chauvin then added: "There's gonna be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind. Thank you."

Watch Chauvin's comments in the video below:

Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson Sarah Fitzgerald told CNN following his sentencing that the former police officer's safety was a "predominate concern".

Under the Minnesota "good behavior" law, Chauvin could potentially end up serving just two-thirds of his sentence in prison and the rest under licensed release.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

First photos of Derek Chauvin in prison have been released

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

The first photos of Derek Chauvin behind bars have been released, as he prepares to face 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and manslaughter back in April, and was sentenced for his convictions on June 25.

Chauvin, 45, was recorded kneeling of Floyd's neck during the fatal arrest back in May of last year, sparking national outrage and protests calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.

 wp-image-1263104789
Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

During his sentencing hearing, Hennepin county judge Peter Cahill stated that the 22 and a half year sentence was not influenced by either emotion or public opinion, but he did say that he "[acknowledged] the deep and tremendous pain that all of the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family."

Per CNN, Chauvin's 22 and a half year sentence does exceed the Minnesota sentencing guideline range of 10 years and eight months to 15 years for the crime - however, it is still shorter than the 30 years prosecutors were seeking.

Now, TMZ has obtained Chauvin's new mugshot from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, which were taken on June 28 - three days after his sentencing on June 25. They can be seen below:

The photos show a short-haired and stubbled Chauvin in a standard-issue orange jumpsuit.

Per CNN, Cahill wrote in a 22-page memorandum that Chauvin "abused his position of trust or authority" and treated Floyd with "particular cruelty". These two aggravating factors are what lead to his harsher sentence.

The judge added that Chauvin treated Floyd "without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings."

Prior to his sentencing, Chauvin spoke publicly for the first time since Floyd's death.

Watch the moment Chauvin heard his sentence in the video below:

Per CNN, Chauvin said prior to his sentence being imposed: "Due to some additional legal matters at hand, I’m not able to really give a full formal statement at this time. Briefly, though, I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family." He then appeared to turn to look at George Floyd's family.

Chauvin then added: "There's gonna be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind. Thank you."

Watch Chauvin's comments in the video below:

Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson Sarah Fitzgerald told CNN following his sentencing that the former police officer's safety was a "predominate concern".

Under the Minnesota "good behavior" law, Chauvin could potentially end up serving just two-thirds of his sentence in prison and the rest under licensed release.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy