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Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged for George Floyd's death
By Scottie Andrew, CNN

Then, within one week, he was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes before he died; fired from the police department; and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Throughout it all, protesters in Minneapolis and across the country demanded justice for Floyd and accountability for Chauvin.
Chauvin is due to appear in court later this month. Here's what we know about the veteran officer charged with Floyd's death.

He had 18 prior complaints against him

Before he knelt on Floyd's neck, Chauvin was the subject of 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs.

Police confirmed the complaints were filed but didn't detail why they were filed or what they entailed.

Only two of the 18 complaints were "closed with discipline," according to a MPD internal affairs public summary. In both cases, Chauvin received a letter of reprimand.

According to Communities Against Police Brutality, a Minnesota nonprofit that created a database of complaints against officers in the state, Chauvin received oral reprimands for using a "demeaning tone," "derogatory language" and other language that merited discipline.

Neither the nonprofit database nor the Minneapolis internal affairs public summary include dates or descriptions that incited the complaints.

Former officer Tou Thao, who was also involved in Floyd's arrest, had six complaints filed with internal affairs, one of which was still open, the summary said. The other five were closed without discipline.

The other two former officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, had no complaints filed, according to a MPD internal affairs public summary.

He and George Floyd once worked security shifts at the same nightclub
Both men worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club, down the street from Minneapolis' Third Precinct, former club owner Maya Santamaria told CNN.

Floyd worked some Tuesdays as extra security. Chauvin worked as an off-duty police officer for the club for nearly 17 years, Santamaria said.

"I wouldn't characterize them as knowing each other," she told CNN's Josh Campbell in an interview.

But, she added, "We all worked together certain nights and they would have crossed paths."

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Just look at this THUG committing a murderous act which killed George Floyd caught on tape' by taken his knee, kneeling on Floyd's neck for eight minutes before he died; fired from the police department; and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 6:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Tell me something I NEED to know, Like why Klobuchar didn't prosecute him when she had the chance.

Monday, June 1st 2020 at 7:17PM
Steve Williams
Hey steve, I am afraid Klobuchar prosecution of Derek Chauvin: is not mentioned here in this article and if you think it is, point that out to the people of Black In America, can you do that?


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 7:37PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Wasn't this one of the 18 complaints Ron?

Updated May 30, 2020; 10:15 a.m.: The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office released a statement surrounding accusations that Sen. Amy Klobuchar didn’t prosecute an earlier case involving former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been fired and charged with murder as a result of the killing of George Floyd.

Klobuchar, who has been taken to task for not prosecuting any officer-involved fatality during her tenure, had faced increasing scrutiny amid the death of Floyd at the hands of police, and reports started circulating that she once did not prosecute Chauvin who was involved in another 2006 officer-involved fatality.


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 8:39PM
Steve Williams
Thanks for that information but I 'am not running back to some 2006 issue.

Did you see, Before he knelt on Floyd's neck, Chauvin was the subject of 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs?

I wonder why they kept that man on the force, do you know Steve?


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 9:02PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Could this be the reason Ron.

A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Freeman was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1982, representing the old District 40, which included the city of Richfield and a portion of Bloomington in Hennepin County. He was re-elected in 1986, serving as Majority Whip during his second term (1987–1991). He was also vice chair of the Finance Committee from 1987 to 1991, and of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee from 1983 to 1986. He also chaired the Economic Development Subcommittee from 1983 to 1986.[2]

Freeman was elected Hennepin County Attorney in 1990, serving until 1999. He again ran for and was elected county attorney by a wide margin in 2006, after incumbent Amy Klobuchar opted to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton.[1]

Monday, June 1st 2020 at 9:27PM
Steve Williams
A County Attorney has nothing to do with running a police department so, "NO" that could NOT be the reason.


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 10:09PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Claim

Former Minneapolis law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin was involved in several incidents prior to the death of George Floyd in May 2020.
Rating

True

Chauvin is being represented by Tom Kelly, the attorney who also represented Jeronimo Yanez — the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in 2016.

True. Both local and national news outlets have confirmed that Kelly is representing Chauvin. Yanez was working for as an officer for the suburban community of St. Anthony when he carried out an extrajudicial killing of Castile during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016.

Castile’s death gained national attention after being broadcast on Facebook by his partner Diamond Reynolds. Both Reynolds and the couple’s 4-year-old daughter were in the car at the time that Yanez shot and killed Castile. Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm, but was acquitted on June 16 2017. Yanez was fired from the department the same day.

Chauvin was put on leave following the shooting of Leroy Martinez by police in 2011.

True. It is standard procedure for officers to be placed on leave following a shooting. And as the Associated Press reported, Chauvin was one of several officers who responded to a call saying that Martinez, who was 23 at the time, had been spotted at the Little Earth of United Tribes housing complex with a gun. Authorities said that Martinez brandished the weapon at officers and refused to drop it. He was shot by another officer, identified as Terry Nutter.

One witness, Delora Iceman, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune at the time that Martinez actually did drop his weapon and put his hands in the air before Nutter shot him. A police spokesperson said her account was “not consistent with other statements … from other independent witnesses.” None of the officers involved were disciplined, and then-police chief Timothy Dolan said that they acted “appropriately and courageously.”

Chauvin shot Ira Latrell Toles, an unarmed 21-year-old Black man in 2008.

True. As the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported at the time:

According to police:

Just before 2 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call from a residence at 1828 Columbus Ave. S. According to police, the 911 call remained open, and an operator could hear a woman yelling for someone to stop hitting her.

Chauvin and another officer who responded had to force their way into the apartment.

Toles ran from the officers as soon as they got inside, but they caught and tried to subdue him, according to police. In the struggle, Toles grabbed at one of the officer’s guns. Chauvin fired at Toles and hit him in the torso.
Chauvin was involved in the extrajudicial killing of 42-year-old Wayne Reyes in 2006.

True. According to a report from the advocacy group Communities United Against Police Brutality, Chauvin and five other officers responded to reports that Reyes had stabbed his girlfriend and a male friend and drove away from the scene. Police said that after being stopped, Reyes got out of his car and pointed a shotgun at them. The group said that Chauvin and his cohorts shot and killed Reyes at the scene.

Chauvin and another officer were chasing a car in 2005 causing the death of three people according to Communities United Against Police Brutality.

Unknown. The same group’s report also stated:

Darwin Vivar, age 28 and Klevar Jacome, age 35, were killed instantly when a car fleeing Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin and Terry Nutter slammed into their car. Everett Vivar, 35, died a few days later.
We contacted Minneapolis police seeking confirmation that Chauvin and Nutter were in pursuit of the vehicle involved in the fatal crash.

There are 12 police brutality complaints against Chauvin in the Minneapolis Office of Police Conduct complaint database. They are all listed as ‘closed,’ ‘non-public,’ and ‘no discipline.’

True. Though the number of complaints listed against him is accurate, it should be noted that those listings are not separate. Chauvin has incurred seven complaints to the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review and another five to the city’s Civilian Review Authority. In each case, “non-public” is listed under the allegation brought against him; “no discipline” indicates the outcome; and “closed” is listed as the status for each case.

https://www.truthorfiction.com/who-is-derek-m-chauvin/

Monday, June 1st 2020 at 10:52PM
Steve Williams
Steve, do you call this record from a GOOD COP?


Monday, June 1st 2020 at 11:13PM
Deacon Ron Gray
That makes no sense Ron. You should be talking to the Democrats who are in charge, Don't you trust Keith Ellison? Write him a letter and make sure Chauvin is stopped this time.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 12:03AM
Steve Williams
What makes no sense Steve? I asked you a direct question about Chauvin's records as a COP. I will talk to Keith Ellison later but now that you are here, I 'am asking you this question: "Steve, do you call this record of a GOOD COP?"







Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 8:06AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, it would make no sense to "call this record of a GOOD COP."

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 8:46AM
Steve Williams

DITTO all the williams...WELL researched FACTS about the monster poLICE...derek

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Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged for George Floyd's death

SUBJECT

1. A systemic Minneapolis Law Enforcement....poLICE EVIL, dysfunctional governance..AMY

2. That 18 times in the past...elected and appointed DFL "educated" lawful minnesotans

LET this dirt bag n IGGA stay on the poLICE force and be employed by the city of Minneapolis...

3. ALL those that govern the dirtBag poLICE are NOT good Law Enforcement


Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 8:57AM
robert powell
Then why wasn't that clown fired a long time ago? Is the police code of silence or the police union that strong, that it has the power to keep on bad cops on the force?




Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 9:00AM
Deacon Ron Gray

....deaCON nonsense writinng

"....Then why wasn't that clown fired a long time ago? Is the police code of silence or the police union

that strong, that it has the power to keep on bad cops on the force?...."

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 9:00AM
Deacon Ron Gray

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you LIVE in either Chicago or moscow.....!

1. "....Then why are'nt those clown gang hipHop Chicago Youth STOPPING their murdering...?

Is deaCON silence of any Chicago DAILY, YEARLY Madness on YOUR streets EVER a BIA, Blog......"

2.
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you LIVE in either Chicago or moscow.....!

2. "....Then why are'nt that clown friend of trump$ette, handler of trump$ette ever NOT ELECTED...?

As russia is a poor, weak economic NOTHING...why no blags on that? deaCON......"

3. I, Robert Powell, do not control Law Enforcement in Minneapolis, or gangs in Chicago or russianBOTS..

....BUT I can VOTE in 2020 Presidential USA, for the CHANGE of President Baraka H. Obama

VOTE folks from Minnesota to NY, to Cali, to Canada, to Miami and Rio Grande....!


Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 9:47AM
robert powell

Then why wasn't that clown fired a long time ago? I asked you, which you have not answered yet, why?

I also asked you this question as well, which you never answered:

Is the police code of silence or the police union that strong, that it has the power to keep on bad cops on the force?

This conversation has nothing to do with where I live or economics 'or President Baraka H. Obama.

Mr. Confusion "WHY ARE YOU HERE?"
Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 at 10:43AM
Deacon Ron Gray
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