Convicted George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Pleads Not Guilty to Tax Evasion Charges Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and his ex-wife have pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges. Chauvin, who’s currently serving a 22 1/2-year sentence in connection with the 2020 death of George Floyd, appeared at Thursday’s hearing from prison by way of Zoom, court paperwork indicates. Washington County District Judge Sheridan Hawley set the Chauvins’ next court date for January 21st. A trial date has not yet been determined. Will the court go easy on Chauvin because he’s already serving more than 22 years in prison? Will Chauvin be in danger when he’s finally released?