Former police officer Derek Chauvin convicted for the murder of African-American George Floyd will be sentenced on June 16.

The online schedule of Hennepin County District Court in the Midwestern city, Minneapolis stated that Chauvin will be sentenced at 1.30 pm (18.30 GMT) in June, reported AFP. 

According to a prison spokesperson, he is being held in a prison outside of Minneapolis until the sentencing and was placed in a housing unit for his own safety, reported CNN. The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours in two days before coming to their decision.

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Chauvin was convicted for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Following his conviction, he was sent back into custody by Judge Peter Cahill on Tuesday. 

Last year in May, the ex-officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck while he lay handcuffed and face down for nine minutes and pleaded with Chauvin to stop by saying "I can't breathe". 

The incident was recorded by a bystander and triggered mass outrage across the country after it was released. Multiple Black Lives Matter protests have been witnessed in almost all states of the US. 

The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $20,000. For third-degree murder, it's 25 years in prison and for second-degree murder, 40 years imprisonment as prescribed in Minnesota law, reported CNN.  

Shockingly, while Derek Chauvin's trial was underway in Minnesota, the accidental killing of another black man, Daunte Wright in the city triggered another wave of outrage and protests in the city.

Following multiple incidents, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Wednesday a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department systematically uses excessive force and "engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing," including during legal protests.