That sentencing range was laid out in the plea agreement filed months ago, which also mentioned Chauvin would be expected to serve between 17 and a little over 21 years, “assuming all good-time credit.”
Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, sparked protests nationwide against police brutality and racial injustice.
The judge had put off accepting Chauvin’s plea agreement while a preliminary presentence investigation report was done.
US District Court Judge Paul Magnuson didn’t set a date for the sentencing.
Chauvin was sentenced in state court last June after the former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in Floyd’s death.
Under Minnesota law, Chauvin would have to serve two-thirds of that state sentence, or 15 years — and he would be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years.