Prosecutors are seeking up to 30 years in prison after a judge ruled that aggravating factors could lead to a harsher sentence.
The lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shavin has asked the judge for parole or probation while convicting his client, who was sentenced in April murder և murder in the lair of Floyd.
In a motion filed Wednesday with Judge Peter Cahill in the Hanape district Attorney Eric Nelson He said that during his arrest in May last year, Floyd was “best described as a mistake made in good faith” in tying Floyd to the sidewalk, based on his readiness.
“Mr Shavin is asking the Court to look at its findings, its history, its lack of criminal history, its probation, the unusual facts of this case, the product of a ‘broken’ system,” Nelson wrote.
The lawyer asked the judge for a so-called dispositional removal – a conditional probation period or a temporary dismissal, which, according to him, will lead to a harsher sentence than the 128 to 180 months proposed by state guidelines.
Minneapolis Jury Shovin, 45, was found guilty After hearing three weeks of testimony during the highly publicized trials of the “third-degree murders” on April 20, 2006. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.
Floyd’s death in 2020 On May 25, after his hands were handcuffed to the neck of Shavin on his neck in Minneapolis for more than nine minutes, he sparked mass protests against racism, police brutality in the United States and elsewhere.
Last month, Cahill found out that prosecutors had shown that they existed Four aggravating factors for Floyd’s death, 46:
The judge said that Shavin abused his trust, his authority, and treated Floyd with extreme cruelty. He committed the crime as a member of a group of three officers, he did it with the children present, Cahill also made a decision.
In own applications Prosecutors: claimed that Shavin, among other aggravating factors, acted cruelly and therefore deserved a maximum sentence of double or 30 years in prison.
In a motion Wednesday, Nelson said officers at the scene were calling an ambulance “serving to alleviate any atrocities” in dealing with Floyd. He noted that Shovin remained on the scene until he received medical treatment.
“Mr Shavin has confirmed that he is, in particular, subject to probation, a key candidate for rigorous probation, plus time spent,” Nelson wrote.
Nelson also asked new trial For Shavin, among other factors, noting the highly publicized nature of litigation.
US Department of Justice also charged Shavin, along with three other officers, Thomas Lane, To Tao, and Alexander Alexander Queng, violated Floyd’s civil rights during his deadly arrest.
The move was seen as a signal of administrative priorities US President Biden, who promised to fight racism during the campaign.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online Starting point: for meaningful police reform.
Floyd’s family members, some of whom met Biden on the 25th anniversary of Floyd’s assassination, urged US lawmakers Adopt police reform legislation that has been suspended due to political disputes.