Prosecutors seek 25-year prison sentence for Chauvin over breach of Floyd’s rights

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(Reuters) – Federal prosecutors requested a 25-year prison sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for violating George Floyd’s civil rights during his arrest and murder, online court records showed. In a motion filed on Wednesday in the District Court of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Justice attorneys said Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer and damaged public trust in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. “He acted in callous and wanton disregard to Mr. Floyd’s life,” they wrote. “Further, the defendant admitted that he knew what he was doing was …

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