Derek Chauvin will face his sentence on June 16

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The American police officer convicted Tuesday of the murder of George Floyd will receive his sentence on June 16, according to a document released Friday by the Minnesota justice.

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Derek Chauvin faces 12 and a half years in prison but his sentence could be extended if the magistrate concludes that there are aggravating circumstances.

The white police officer was on trial for killing the black forty-something by kneeling on his neck for nearly ten minutes in May 2020 in Minneapolis during his arrest. George Floyd’s death has become a symbol of police brutality against minorities in the United States.