Derek Chauvin Charged With George Floyd's Murder; Cop & Victim Worked Security Together at Same Bar

May 29, 2020

Photo by AP Photo Jim Mone

Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on a handcuffed African-American man's neck before he died in custody, was arrested Friday for third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin's arrest came after residents awoke Friday to burning fires and police lining the city's streets after an intense night of protests. Furthermore, KTSP reports that Chauvin and Floyd worked security together at the same Minneapolis bar, El Nuevo Rodeo, for several years before their fatal encounter.