Ex-cop responsible for Floyd’s death transferred to a high-security prison in Minnesota

The State Penitentiary Service reported that Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on Tuesday in the death of African-American George Floyd, has been transferred to the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison near Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was reported on Tuesday by the KARE TV channel.

The ex-policeman is currently being held in solitary confinement. “He is safe and under guard at Oak Park Heights Prison,” Minnesota Corrections Department spokesman Paul Schnell said in a statement.

Oak Park Heights is the highest-security prison in Minnesota, with up to 473 inmates, according to the state’s website.

On Tuesday, a jury in Minneapolis found Chauvin guilty of second-and third-degree murder, meaning manslaughter and second-degree negligent homicide. The most serious of these crimes is second-degree murder. The maximum penalty is 40 years in prison.

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