Little Sympathy In Hollywood As Derek Chauvin Is Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison; See The Reactions


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There were a wide range of responses — everyone from Ava DuVernay to Piers Morgan — but there was little sympathy for Derek Chauvin. Reaction in Hollywood was swift.
Floyd family lawyer tweeted a statement and said at a rally afterward, "This is only the first step."
CNN's Van Jones called the verdict, "very disappointing."
The sentencing came after the judge rejected the disgraced officer's motion for a new trial on Friday. Chauvin, 45, will likely serve 15 years of that, according to CNN. Prosecutors asked for a 30-year sentence.
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in April on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the 2020 murder of George Floyd, was sentenced on Friday to 22 years in prison.


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Morgan said he hopes Chauvin will "rot in jail."
Duvernay wrote four lines of text, each of them emphasizing that "Derek Chauvin is a murderer."

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