May 24, 2021

In the printed edition of last week’s Militant there is an error in the article “Chauvin Trial Was a Blow to Rights Workers Fought for and Need Today.” It says, “The ex-cop faces a combined 75 years behind bars. Prosecutors are calling for more.” But Minnesota law says the judge must only apply the sentence covering the most serious charge, in this case second-degree murder.

The sentence should have read, “Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines that would likely mean he would get a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say they will file motions for additional penalties to make the sentence longer.”