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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In an 11th-hour development, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in early March about reinstating the third-degree murder charges for Derek Chauvin, who is accused in the death of George Floyd. The hearing for Chauvin is set for March 1. Prosecutors want the third-degree murder charges back in, and argued that the appeal to reinstate the charges needed to expedited due to the upcoming trail for Chauvin on March 8. The appeals court agreed. An oral argument to amend complaints to add third-degree murder charges for J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao will not be scheduled until a briefing is held. 11th hour major development in Derek Chauvin murder trial in #GeorgeFloyd case – MN COA will hear arguments March 1 about reinstating 3rd degree murder charges against 4 former officers, Prosecution wants to get 3rd degree back in...
    Minnesota authorities said a heavy security presence will be in place for the upcoming murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. Minneapolis police, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies, Minnesota state troopers, and the National Guard will all be deployed when jury selection begins in less than three weeks, KTTC, the NBC affiliated TV station in Rochester, Minnesota reported. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses the media on preparations for the upcoming Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Minneapolis.  (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP) "We are not going to be caught flat-footed," Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told the station. Authorities have been hatching security plans for the trial since July, when outrage over Floyd’s death on May 25 while in police custody sparked massive protests worldwide. Chauvin, 44, was seen on a viral video pressing his knee against the back of a handcuffed Floyd’s throat for...
    Lawyers for three of the Minneapolis cops charged for the death of George Floyd have filed motions to dismiss their cases, claiming leaked plea-deal negotiations with Derek Chauvin will 'taint' the jury pool. The three ex-officers - Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane - have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.    The former cops are scheduled to stand trial on August 23, separately from the 44-year-old Chauvin - who was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after he was caught on video kneeling on Floyd's neck. Last week, The New York Times revealed that Chauvin had agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder just days after Floyd's death.  Scroll down for video.  Ex-officers Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Kiernan Lane are awaiting trial for the murder of George Floyd Last week, The New York Times revealed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Rochester men wanted for arson and related crimes in connection to the unrest in the Twin Cities last May following the death of George Floyd were arrested this week in Mexico. Jose Angel Felan, Jr., 34, and Mena Dhaya Yousif, 22, were detained Monday by Mexican authorities for immigration violations, according to Erica H. MacDonald, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. The two made their first court appearance Wednesday in southern California. “Thanks to the skilled investigative work of the ATF and the tireless apprehension efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service these two defendants, who have been on the run for more than eight months, will be returned to Minnesota to face justice,” MacDonald said. RELATED: Minneapolis Leaders Outline Safety Plan Ahead Of Derek Chauvin Trial According to an indictment, Felan set fire on May 28 to three buildings along St....
    More On: George Floyd George Floyd protester lost testicle after he was shot with rubber bullet: suit Minneapolis to spend $6.4M to hire more police officers LAPD probes cops over George Floyd ‘Valentine’ with disturbing caption Couple sues Minneapolis mayor after diner burned during George Floyd riots Minnesota authorities said a heavy security presence will be in place for the upcoming murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. Minneapolis police, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies, Minnesota state troopers, and the National Guard will all be deployed when jury selection begins in less than three weeks, KTTC-TV said. “We are not going to be caught flat-footed,” Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told the station. Authorities have been hatching security plans for the trial since July, when outrage over Floyd’s death on May 25 while in police custody sparked massive protests worldwide. Chauvin, 44, was seen on...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A partisan dispute over who should pay for reinforcing police during the murder trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with killing George Floyd came to a head Monday at the Minnesota Legislature, where the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate debated two very different plans. The Senate led the contentious discussions by passing 35-32 a proposal to allow the state to garnish money that Minneapolis gets from the state’s Local Government Aid program to ensure that other law enforcement agencies are reimbursed for their costs of contributing officers for what’s expected to be a massive security effort. It would provide no new state aid. RELATED: Talking Points: Debate Over Chauvin Trial Security Funding Continues Backers said Minnesota taxpayers and other communities should not have to bail out Minneapolis, where the police department is more than 200 deployable officers under its authorized strength and some council members...
    US Attorney General William Barr rejected a plea deal for Derek Chauvin days after the Minneapolis cop was accused of killing George Floyd, a new report claims.  Three law enforcement officials with knowledge of the deal told the New York Times that Chauvin had agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder three days after video of him kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest on May 25 went viral, sparking fevered protests in the city and around the US.  Under the deal, Chauvin would avoid civil rights charges and serve no more than 10 years in prison, the Times sources said.  But right before local prosecutors were set to announce the deal, Barr stepped in and quashed it. One official said Barr made the decision because he feared the deal would be perceived as too lenient and premature, potentially exacerbating the unrest gripping the nation.    The Times report published Wednesday...
    With ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial a month away, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz authorized the deployment of the Minnesota National Guard to prepare for the potential unrest across the state in a repeat of the demonstrations and violence seen last year in the wake of the death of George Floyd.  Walz issued an executive order Friday that authorizes the deployment of an unspecified number of troops in Minneapolis, St. Paul and elsewhere during both the trial of Chauvin, which is scheduled to begin March 8, and that of three other former officers ‒ Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng ‒  scheduled for trial in August. PROSECUTORS WANT ALL 4 OFFICERS CHARGED WITH THIRD-DEGREE MURDER IN DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD  "The upcoming trials of the former officers involved in the death of George Floyd have raised the potential of civil unrest in the Cities of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and nearby communities," the order...
    The murder trial of Chauvin, 44, is set for March 8 in Minneapolis Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has highlighted a proposal for a $35million fund for extensive security plans around Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd. Officials are planning to bring in hundreds of officers from across the state and even the National Guard if violent protests erupt around the March 8 trail of Chauvin, 44. They are also considering building a perimeter wall around the city's courthouse and government administration building. Authorities fear a repeat of the crime and disorder that spread through the city as protesters looted and rioted in the wake of Floyd's death. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he was caught on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 44 seconds, killing him on May 25, 2020. 'We know we can't predict every public...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the wake of a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling decision, prosecutors are seeking to reinstate third-degree murder charges against not only former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin — who was previously charged with that offense — but now also the three other officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd. Earlier in the week, the appeals court affirmed the third-degree murder conviction of the former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond, Mohamed Noor. He was found guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting death of Damond and sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison. The appeals court ruled “the evidence at trial was sufficient to establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Noor committed third-degree murder … even though his death-causing act was directed at a single person and the result of a split-second decision.” The court also ruled...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has approved a divorce settlement between the former Minneapolis police officer who placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck and the officer's wife, according to redacted court documents made public Thursday. The divorce of Derek Chauvin and Kellie Chauvin was granted Tuesday — months after Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman rejected a prior agreement that transferred most of the couple’s assets to Chauvin's wife. The judge wrote at the time that the transfer of most assets to one party could be a “badge of fraud.” While details of that first proposed settlement weren't public, Freeman wrote that Kellie Chauvin would have received all equity in the couple’s two homes, all the money in their bank and investment accounts and all the money from Derek Chauvin’s pension and retirement accounts. Legal experts said her rejection of that proposal added to speculation that the Chauvins...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has approved a divorce settlement between the former Minneapolis police officer who placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck and the officer’s wife, according to redacted court documents made public Thursday. The divorce of Derek Chauvin and Kellie Chauvin was granted Tuesday — months after Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman rejected a prior agreement that transferred most of the couple’s assets to Chauvin’s wife. The judge wrote at the time that the transfer of most assets to one party could be a “badge of fraud.” While details of that first proposed settlement weren’t public, Freeman wrote that Kellie Chauvin would have received all equity in the couple’s two homes, all the money in their bank and investment accounts and all the money from Derek Chauvin’s pension and retirement accounts. Legal experts said her rejection of that proposal added to speculation that...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County District Court has ruled that the Derek Chauvin trial, which is set for March, will be held in person, and not virtually. On Wednesday, the court order from Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette says there are “exceptional circumstances to support” conducting the hearing in person after reviewing the Pandemic In-Person Hearing Request. The jury trial scheduled for March 8, with Judge Peter Cahill presiding, will also be held in person. Due to the pandemic, all court proceedings in Minnesota are to be held remotely unless granted an exception. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed face down on the street. Police were investigating whether Floyd used a counterfeit bill at a nearby store. In a video widely seen on social media, Floyd could be heard pleading with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new request from the attorney of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, asks the court for more time to prepare for next year’s trial. In a filing Monday, attorney Erik Nelson blasted the state for the way it’s presenting the evidence, saying it’s been unorganized and delayed. Nelson asked Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill to push back the start of the trial. Last week, the attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, who is also charged in the case, made a similar argument. Currently, the trial is set for March. All four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest will stand trial together in Hennepin County. RELATED: Judge Rules Joint Trial For All 4 Ex-MPD Officers, Change Of Venue Motions Denied For Now Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25 after being arrested outside a south Minneapolis...
    THE cop who kneeled on the back of George Floyd's neck also knelt on the back of a 14-year-old boy for 17 minutes, according to prosecutors. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video earlier this summer kneeling on George Floyd's neck for close to nine minutes before Floyd died of his injuries, was caught on tape likewise kneeling onto a 14-year-old's back in 2017. 6Chauvin put his knee to a 14-year-old's back in 2017Credit: AP:Associated Press 6Derek Chauvin was seen on tape kneeling on George Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 secondsCredit: Rex Features Now, prosecutors in Chauvin's upcoming murder trial want to show that video to jurors. In the video, the 14-year-old is seen on the ground gasping for air all the while Chauvin ignored his pleas for help, saying he couldn't breathe. Assistant State Attorney General Matthew Frank wrote in a memorandum filed...
            by Scott McClallen  A Hennepin County District Court Judge on Wednesday night chose to sustain eight of the nine total charges against the four defendants in the death of George Floyd while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. In a 107-page ruling, Judge Peter A. Cahill dropped Derek Chauvin’s third-degree murder charge, but sustained second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges against the former Minneapolis police officer. The state has five days to appeal. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison applauded the decision. “The court has sustained eight out of nine charges against the defendants in the murder of George Floyd, including the most serious charges against all four defendants. This means that all four defendants will stand trial for murder and manslaughter, both in the second degree,” Ellison said in a statement. “This is an important, positive step forward in the path toward justice for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The judge in the George Floyd case has dropped one of the murder charges for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who continues to face a more serious murder charge. The charges for the other three officers in the case also stand. On Thursday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill dismissed Chauvin’s third-degree murder charge, but denied a request to dismiss the ex-officer’s more serious second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Cahill also ruled that he will not dismiss aiding and abetting charges from the other three officers — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. The attorneys for those former officers argued lack of probable cause. Cahill is still deciding whether the jury should be anonymous; if the trial should happen in Hennepin County; and whether the officers involved should have separate trials. RELATED: Judge Denies Use Of 2019 George Floyd Arrest...
    George Floyd stopped breathing for three minutes as onlookers pleaded with cops to check his pulse nearly 30 times, new court filings have revealed.  Floyd, who died May 25, appeared not to be breathing for at least three of the nine and a half minutes Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck, according to prosecutors. His death was captured in bystander video that set off protests around the world. A court filing Tuesday by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's team says Floyd was held down by cops for around 9 minutes, 30 seconds - longer than previously cited, The Star Tribune reports. DailyMail.com has contacted the office of AG Ellison. The court document states: 'For at least three of those minutes, Floyd appeared not to be breathing. And for at least two and a half minutes, the officers were unable to locate Floyd's pulse. 'After Floyd fell silent, the crowd alerted the officers 10 times that...
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, may leave Minnesota while he is free on bail out of concerns for his safety, NBC News reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, earlier this week Chauvin, 44, posted $1 million bail and was released on certain conditions, one of which was that he not leave the state of Minnesota. Other conditions included that he have no contact with Floyd’s family, and that he not possess firearms or work in security or law enforcement. However, on Friday a Hennepin County judge modified one of those conditions, allowing him to live in either Minnesota or one of the four states — Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota — which border it. According to TMZ, that decision was made after the Minnesota Department of Corrections provided evidence that there were unspecified safety concerns should he remain in the...
    The Minneapolis ex-cop charged in the police custody death of George Floyd was released from prison on a $1 million bond. Derek Chauvin, 44, who faces murder and manslaughter charges in Floyd’s May 25 death, walked out of the Oak Parks Heights prison Wednesday after posting the hefty bond, KMSP-TV reported. Chauvin, who had been behind bars for more than four months, had been the last of the four fired Minneapolis cops charged in the high-profile case to remain in jail pending trial. Viral video of Floyd’s fatal encounter with police on Memorial Day sparked worldwide outrage and massive Black Lives Matter protests. The footage shows the cops pin a handcuffed Floyd to the ground outside a convenience store at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in the Minnesota city after he allegedly tried to pass off a counterfeit $20 bill. Chauvin is seen pressing his knee to the back...
    FORMER Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in George Floyd’s death, appeared in court on Tuesday—on tax evasion charges.  Chauvin, 44, appeared remotely in Washington County District Court before Judge Sheridan Hawley, who determined his pretrial release conditions, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is accused in George Floyd's deathCredit: AFP 2Officer Derek Chauvin was seen in the George Floyd video with his knee on Floyd's neckCredit: AFP In July—two months after kneeling on the neck of Floyd, leading to the black man’s death— Chauvin and his estranged wife Kellie Chauvin were charged with nine felony counts relating to false, fraudulent and missing tax returns. They were charged with six counts of aiding and abetting taxes or filing fraudulent returns starting in 2014, and three counts of failing to file returns from 2016 to 2018. The Chauvins underreported $464,433 in joint income...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Derek Chauvin is due in court Tuesday for felony tax fraud charges. He’s the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. Prosecutors have also charged Chauvin, and his estranged wife, with several counts of tax evasion for lying about their income. Chauvin makes his first appearance on those charges Tuesday. Chauvin will be back in court Friday, along with the three other former officers charged in Floyd’s death. They are expected go on trial next year.
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, has requested a judge dismiss the murder charges as prosecutors push for longer prison sentences.  On Friday, an attorney for Chauvin filed a motion in court that argued there was no probable cause to support the second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges pinned to his client.   The motion claimed that Floyd's death was caused drugs in his system, not Chauvin pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for an extended period.   'Put simply, Mr. Floyd could not breathe because he had ingested a lethal dose of fentanyl,' the filing said, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (left) on Friday asked that a judge dismiss his murder charges in the death of George Floyd (right)  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Man, 33, is arrested for 'jogging...
    THE HIGHLY anticipated trials of the Minneapolis police officers in the George Floyd case and the men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing are set to air LIVE on TV. A true-life crime channel Court TV announced Tuesday that it plans to roll cameras for two high-profile court cases. vowing to bring viewers "gavel-to-gavel" coverage. 7Former Minneapolis police officers are charged in the death of George Floyd. From left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou ThaoCredit: AP:Associated Press Court TV said its upcoming roster of trials will include Minnesota v. Chauvin, with Court TV's anchors, legal correspondents, and crime and justice journalists breaking down the events of the day as they happen.  "The most important cases of our generation will be covered gavel-to-gavel on Court TV, offering our audience a front-row seat to justice in every sense of the word," Scott Tufts, senior vice president at Court TV told TV Guide....
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on May 29, 2020 for the death of George Floyd. Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer in Minneapolis charged in George Floyd's death, is also facing several felony tax fraud charges, several outlets reported.  Chauvin and his estranged wife face six counts of filing false or fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019, and three counts of failing to file from 2016 to 2018.  Chauvin is currently in custody with a $1.25 million bail for the charges relating to Floyd's death. His wife, Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce when he was charged in May. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the ex-police officers charged in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis also now faces several charges for tax evasion, the Associated Press reported.  Derek Chauvin, who faces second-degree murder charges...
    New details in the harrowing police killing of George Floyd have been revealed after a court unsealed police bodycam footage of the incident. The new footage, from cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng, showed white officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes – a minute longer than previously estimated. Floyd gasped for breath and said 'please' more than 50 times in his interaction with officers, according to MPR News. At one point in the clip Lane asks multiple times if they should roll Floyd on his side as he pleaded for air. Chauvin is heard saying 'just leave him'.  Nothing in the footage captured by cameras suggests Floyd acted aggressively or threateningly with officers. A Hennepin County Judge allowed members of the public and journalists to view the video evidence in person on Wednesday but they were not allowed to record...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The defense teams for fired Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane are requesting the court’s gag order be lifted. On Monday, attorneys for three of the four officers charged in George Floyd’s death filed objections to the gag order, issued on July 9, and asked for it to be vacated. Both Chauvin’s and Thao’s attorneys argue that their clients did not speak to the media and that the gag order is depriving them of their rights to free speech and a public trial. Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, also blasted media coverage and statements from popular figures, saying they led to an “overwhelming pretrial publicity damning Mr. Chauvin.” Nelson listed numerous instances where George Floyd’s death was called a “murder”. Read The Objections Below: – Derek Chauvin – Tou Thao – Thomas Lane “For more than a month, the press,...
    THE George Floyd cop who "tried to have Derek Chauvin turn him over" has asked for his charges to be dropped. The Star Tribune broke the news on Wednesday. 1 Thomas Lane is one of the four officers charged in the death of George FloydCredit: Reuters More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS.
    Minneapolis judge hoped Monday to hold trial for police involved in murder of George Floyd on March 8, but threatened to disorient him if parties continue to speak in the media on this America-revolted case . Audience of Derek Chauvin Dressed in an orange prisoner costume, his face covered with a mask, ex-agent Derek Chauvin appeared via video link from the high security prison where he has been held for a month. The 44-year-old white man is charged with murder for suffocating George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, while kneeling on his neck for long minutes. His three former colleagues Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, who were prosecuted for complicity in the murder, appeared in person in a court in this city in Minnesota, in the northern United States. The first two were released on bail on bail of $ 750,000. The latter is still in...
    Police involved in the death of George Floyd are appearing in Minneapolis court on Monday for the first substantive hearing into the murder of this African-American who reopened racial wounds in the United States. Former white agent Derek Chauvin, 44, will be heard from 5:15 p.m. GMT via video link from the high-security prison, where he is being held. He is charged with murder for asphyxiating George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, by kneeling on his neck for long minutes. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, accused of being an accomplice to the murder, should be present in person. The first two were released on bail on bail of $ 750,000. The four could take advantage of the hearing to say whether they plead guilty or not guilty. They face up to 40 years in prison. The question of whether they will be tried together or separately could...
    The judge presiding over pre-trial hearings of the four ex-cops accused of killing George Floyd has threatened to issue a gag order if attorneys cannot stem the flow of statements and information leaked by family members, friends and others close to the case, DailyMail.com can reveal. Judge Peter Cahill gave the stern warning today at a series of brief pre-trial hearings that saw Derek Chauvin, 44, Tou Thao, 34, Thomas Lane, 37 and J Alexander Kueng, 26 back before a judge for the second time since all four were charged. Chauvin is charged on three counts: second degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers face charges of aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter. Speaking to each of their attorneys in turn and addressing Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank, Hennepin County District Court Judge Cahill said, 'The court is not going to be happy...
    DEREK Chauvin and the three other George Floyd cops are expected to appear in court today over the shocking killing. The court appearances come just a little more than a month after Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on May 25 when Minnesota cop Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest. 8 The four officers involved in Floyd's death are set to appear in court on Monday. L-R, Derek Chauvin, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou ThaoCredit: AP:Associated Press 8 Floyd died on May 25 after Chauvin was seen kneeling on his neck during an arrestCredit: AP:Associated Press Chauvin, charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, will appear in Minneapolis court via video, while the other three officers will appear in person, CNN reported. The other three ex-cops – J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao – are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and...
    Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has called George Floyd’s death at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day ‘murder’, insisting the killing didn’t result because of a lack of training. In his most damning declaration about Floyd’s killing yet, Arradondo issued a statement Monday night, insisting ‘Chauvin knew what he was doing’ when he fatally knelt down on the 46-year-old’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. ‘Mr. George Floyd’s tragic death was not due to a lack of training — the training was there,’ Arradondo wrote. ‘Chauvin had his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck for over seven minutes, and for those last minutes he knew that Floyd was non-responsive. ‘This was murder — it wasn’t a lack of training. This is why I took swift action regarding the involved officers’ employment with MPD,’ he continued. Chauvin and Tou Thao – another officer involved in the fatal arrest...
    The officers allege that on Could 29, when Chauvin was charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, they have been instructed to report to the 3rd flooring of the jail. “When we arrived on the 3rd floor, we recognized that the facility’s workforce of color were being all on that ground, and that we experienced been segregated from the 5th ground,” where by Chauvin was to be held, just one employee’s charge of discrimination stated. Steve Lydon, the corrections facility superintendent, quickly reversed the conclusion, but all eight workers said they were “deeply humiliated” by “the segregation buy,” the expenses of discrimination mentioned. “I consider Ramsey County’s actions had been discriminatory for the reason that they openly singled out and segregated officers of coloration since of our skin colour,” the officers said in their grievances. Jail formal gives his aspect of the tale Lydon mentioned when he was...
    Chauvin was raised in St. Paul Park, a suburb of Minnesota which was, at the time, 96.6 percent white. Former classmates of the embattled cop recalled to the Wall Street Journal how he was once a 'quiet and skinny' boy was often bullied by more popular children Derek Chauvin, the former Minnesota police officer charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd, was an awkward loner at high school who failed to stand out from the crowd, a new report reveals. Chauvin was raised in St. Paul Park, a suburb of Minnesota which was, at the time, 96.6 percent white. Former classmates of the embattled cop recalled to the Wall Street Journal how he was once a 'quiet and skinny' boy was often bullied by more popular children. The now 44-year-old attended Park High School in Cottage Grove in the early 1990s before graduating in 1994. One of his classmates...
    Eight correctional officers of color from Ramsey County Jail have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the county alleging they were barred from guarding Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. What are the details?According to copies of the lawsuit obtained by KARE-TV, the officers claim their supervisor barred them from guarding or even being on the same floor as Chauvin after he was taken to Ramsey County Jail when initially being charged with third-degree murder. Bonnie Smith, the attorney for the eight guards, told NBC News that upon Chauvin's arrival at the jail, her clients were told they had to leave the fifth floor, where Chauvin was being held. According to Smith, one of her clients was patting Chauvin down at the time when he was allegedly told by the jail superintendent not to escort Chauvin any further. When he raised...
    A jail superintendent claims he 'erred in judgement' after he kept minority officers at a Minnesota detention center away from ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin after his arrest for the slaying of George Floyd.  Eight officers of color at the Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul filed a discrimination suit with the state Department of Human Rights saying that they were barred from guarding or making contact with Chauvin, the white former police officer charged with murdering Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, on Memorial Day.   Jail superintendent Steve Lydon claims he worried members of the staff might suffer 'racialized trauma' after Chauvin was brought in, but said he later recognized that his decision to bar all employees of color from interacting with the former-cop was a mistake and apologized.  Ramsey County Jail Superintendent Steve Lydon claims he 'erred in judgement' after he kept minority officers at the Minnesota detention center away...
    By AMY FORLITI | The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS  — Minnesota prosecutors acknowledged Wednesday that a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds — not the 8:46 that has become a symbol of police brutality — but said the one-minute error would have no impact on the criminal case against four officers. The initial May 29 complaint alleges Derek Chauvin “had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive.” But timestamps cited in the document’s description of the incident, much of which is caught on video, showed Chauvin had his knee on Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds, including 1 minute, 53 seconds after Floyd appeared to stop breathing. “These kinds of technical matters can be handled in future amendments to the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors acknowledged Wednesday that a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds — not the 8:46 that has become a symbol of police brutality — but said the one-minute error would have no impact on the criminal case against four officers. The initial May 29 complaint alleges Derek Chauvin “had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive.” But timestamps cited in the document’s description of the incident, much of which is caught on video, showed Chauvin had his knee on Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds, including 1 minute, 53 seconds after Floyd appeared to stop breathing. “These kinds of technical matters can be handled in future amendments to the criminal complaint if other reasons make...
    Minnesota prosecutors acknowledged Wednesday that a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds — not the 8:46 that has become a symbol of police brutality — but said the one-minute error would have no impact on the criminal case against four officers. The initial May 29 complaint alleges Derek Chauvin “had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive.” But timestamps cited in the document’s description of the incident, much of which is caught on video, showed Chauvin had his knee on Floyd for 7 minutes, 46 seconds, including 1 minute, 53 seconds after Floyd appeared to stop breathing. “These kinds of technical matters can be handled in future amendments to the criminal complaint if other reasons make it necessary to...
    MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is eligible to receive pension benefits during his retirement years even if he’s convicted of killing George Floyd, according to the Minnesota agency that represents retired public workers. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George. Video of the arrest shows Chauvin, who is white, using his knee to pin down the neck of George, who was black and handcuffed, for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. George’s death has sparked protests around the world. The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association said in a statement that former employees who meet length-of-service requirements qualify for benefits regardless of whether they quit or are fired. Those payments are not affected by criminal charges or convictions, the agency said, citing state law. TOP STORIES Four St. Louis police officers charged with...
    As ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin faces murder charges for the death of George Floyd, the Floyd family has vowed to ensure the disgraced cop is held accountable to the highest degree. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the family of the late father, revealed that a civil suit will be filed against Chauvin in efforts to do just that. Chauvin is the officer who can be seen holding his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes in a video of the killing. Appearing on CNN, Crump said the family “intends on holding Derek Chauvin fully accountable in every aspect, criminal and civil.” READ MORE: Derek Chauvin being closely monitored in jail following murder charge Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as he was handcuffed and held down by two other Minneapolis officers during an arrest on May 25. Chauvin was initially charged...
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is eligible to receive pension benefits during his retirement years even if he's convicted of killing George Floyd, according to the Minnesota agency that represents retired public workers.Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George. Video of the arrest shows Chauvin, who is white, using his knee to pin down the neck of George, who was black and handcuffed, for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. George's death has sparked protests around the world.The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association said in a statement that former employees who meet length-of-service requirements qualify for benefits regardless of whether they quit or are fired. Those payments are not affected by criminal charges or convictions, the agency said, citing state law.VIDEO: "We are confident we can get a conviction," Minnesota AG Keith Ellison saysEMBED...
    The family of George Floyd will file a lawsuit against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The attorney for the family also said they would sue the three other cops charged in the death of Floyd. "The family intends on holding Derek Chauvin fully accountable in every aspect, criminal and civil, for the wrongful death of George Floyd," Crump told CNN's Victor Blackwell. "When you consider that he still may be eligible for this pension. Well, that suggests, Victor, that the system is all wrong." Despite being fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and being charged with second-degree murder for the death of Floyd on May 25, Chauvin is still eligible for a $1 million taxpayer-funded pension — even if he is convicted. Chauvin is the ex-cop who had his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association told...
    (CNN)Members of the Minneapolis Police Department spoke out on Friday out against former police officer Derek Chauvin in an open letter addressed to "everyone -- but especially Minneapolis citizens.""Derek Chauvin failed as a human and stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life. This is not who we are," said the letter, signed by fourteen MPD officers. "We're not the union or the administration," the letter says. "We stand ready to listen and embrace the calls for change, reform and rebuilding," says the letter, which comes as powerful police unions across the country are digging in, preparing for a once-in-a-generation showdown over policing and new polls that indicate that most Americans now acknowledge that African Americans are more likely to be mistreated or even killed by police.Police unions dig in as calls for reform grow"There were many more willing to sign, but the group opted to showcase people from across...
    Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is still eligible to receive a $1 million pension despite his purported role in the death of George Floyd, according to a Friday CNN report. What are the details? Chauvin, who faces charges of second-degree murder in the May 25 death of Floyd, remains incarcerated, but could still benefit from a partially taxpayer-funded pension plan. A spokesperson for the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association told the outlet that Chauvin, 44, would "remain eligible to file for his pension as early as age 50." "Neither our Board nor our staff have the discretion to increase, decrease, deny, or revoke benefits," the spokesperson added. "Any changes to current law would need to be done through the legislative process." CNN estimates that Chauvin would "likely be eligible for annual payments in the ballpark of $50,000" per year or even more if he opted...
    Fired Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin could still receive more than $1.5 million in pension benefits during his retirement years — even if he is convicted in the murder of George Floyd, according to a new report. Chauvin, 44, was booted from the force and charged with second-degree murder, but could still cash in because Minnesota, unlike some other states, does not allow for the forfeiture of pensions for employees convicted of felony crimes related to their work, CNN reported. The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association confirmed to the network that Chauvin, who had worked for the department since 2001, would remain eligible to file for his partially taxpayer funded pension as early as age 50, though it would not specify the specific amount he would receive, the network reported. Employees terminated voluntarily or for cause are eligible for future benefits unless they choose to forfeit them and receive a refund...
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin received complaints at over double the rate of the average officer on the force, according to records compiled by Communities United Against Police Brutality. Lawyers for the two rookie police officers charged in connection to George Floyd’s death have pointed to Chauvin’s role as a training officer. “Using such an officer for training is an indefensible practice,” CUAPB board member Dave Bicking told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin received complaints at over double the rate of the average officer on the force, according to data compiled by a Minnesota nonprofit that advocates against police brutality. But despite Chauvin’s history of receiving complaints, lawyers for two of the police officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 after video showed Chauvin kneeling on his neck...
    Amazon says the company is currently investigating third-party sellers who are violated its product policies by offering shirts featuring photos of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. WOMAN ACCUSES NJ RESTAURANT OF USING RACIST 'CODE' DURING HIRING EVENT The company’s statement comes in response to a t-shirt that was reportedly flagged by an Amazon employee who “questioned how tasteful such an item of clothing was,” according to the BBC. A photo of the item’s listing page also shows what appears to be a child modeling the black t-shirt, the front of which features the disturbing image of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Amazon has since removed this specific item from sale, the company confirmed in a statement to the BBC. However, similar shirts featuring the same image, as well as artists’ renderings of the same image, were still available for purchase from other third-party vendors as of Wednesday morning. FOLLOW...
    A former employee of a nightclub where George Floyd and Derek Chauvin both worked security says the two men knew each other "pretty well," and that they "bumped heads" over the former police officer's treatment of some patrons while on the job. What are the details?Last month, Maya Santamaria, the former owner of the El Nuevo Rodeo club in south Minneapolis told ABC News affiliate KSTP-TV that Chauvin had worked for her in his off-duty hours as a Minneapolis police officer for 17 years, and that Floyd — the man Chauvin is accused of killing — worked overlapping shifts with Chauvin several times over the past year. Santamaria said at the time that she did not know if the two men ever came in contact with one another on the job. Now, another former El Nuevo Rodeo employee has come forward, who says Floyd and Chauvin not only knew each...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A judge on Monday set $1 million bail for a Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd's death.Derek Chauvin, 44, said almost nothing during an 11-minute hearing in which he appeared before Hennepin County Judge Denise Reilly on closed-circuit television from the state's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. His attorney, Eric Nelson, did not contest the bail - raised from the $500,000 initially set in the case - and didn't address the substance of the charges, which also include third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Nelson did not speak with reporters afterward.Chauvin's next appearance was set for June 29 at 1:30 p.m.Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died May 25 after the white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air. His death set off protests, some violent, in Minneapolis that swiftly spread to cities...
    A judge on Monday set bail for ex-police officer Derek Chauvin at $1.25 million, or $1 million if he met certain conditions. Chauvin faces charges including second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd last month. This is a developing story; check back for updates.
    The fired Minneapolis police officer who held his knee on George Floyd’s neck while he repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe made his first court appearance on Monday, where a judge slapped him with a maximum bail of $1.25 million. Derek Chauvin, 44, has been hit with second-degree murder charges for the May 25 death of Floyd, along with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges that allege he caused Floyd’s death through “culpable negligence,” including using a restraint that police are taught is “inherently dangerous.” During the hearing in Hennepin County District Court on Monday, Judge Denise Reilly set bail at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions. The 44-year-old former officer was also ordered to not make contact with Floyd’s family. Reilly further ordered that Chauvin no longer work in law enforcement or security in the future, and that he turn in all personal guns and permits. “Obviously the death has...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A judge has ordered Derek Chauvin to be held on a $1.25 million unconditional bail or a $1 million conditional bail. Chauvin's next court appearance is set for June 29.This is a breaking news update. Full AP report below:The Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd's death was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.Derek Chauvin, 44, is also charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's May 25 death. Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died after the white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air.Floyd's death set off protests, some violent, in Minneapolis that swiftly spread to cities around the U.S. and the globe. Chauvin and three other officers on the scene were fired the day after Floyd's death.Chauvin is being held at a state prison in Oakdale. The...
    The white former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd will face a judge Monday. Derek Chauvin, who was seen on a disturbing video pressing his knee into the handcuffed black man's neck for nearly nine minutes, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  Floyd's death on May 25 has led to nationwide protests and calls to end police brutality and systemic racism in law enforcement.  In Minneapolis, city council members have voiced their support for dismantling the department entirely, and the city last week agreed to interim police reforms including banning the use of chokeholds and neck restraints. The interim agreement comes ahead of a civil rights investigation by the state human rights department that will review whether the department had a pattern of discriminating against people of color over the last decade. Chauvin is expected to appear in Hennepin County Court...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd's death was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.Derek Chauvin, 44, is also charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's May 25 death. Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died after the white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air.Floyd's death set off protests, some violent, in Minneapolis that swiftly spread to cities around the U.S. and the globe. Chauvin and three other officers on the scene were fired the day after Floyd's death.Chauvin is being held at a state prison in Oakdale. The other three officers - J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao - are charged with aiding and abetting. They remain in the Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond.EMBED More News Videos Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis police officer accused...
    Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, is set to make his first court appearance in the case Monday. Chauvin will appear before the Hennepin County District Court at 12:45 p.m. He is facing charges for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after using his knee to pin Floyd to the ground by his neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd was in custody. The court appearance comes two weeks after Floyd died on May 25. "About nine days ago, the world watched Floyd utter his last words, 'I can’t breathe,' as he pleaded for his life. The world heard Floyd call out for his mama and cry out, 'Don’t kill me,'" Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said on Wednesday when he announced he was elevating the charges against Chauvin to include second-degree murder. This photo provided by the Ramsey...
    (CNN)The third and final memorial service for George Floyd will be held Monday in Houston, where he grew up and lived before moving to Minneapolis, where he died at the hands of a police officer.Ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as the man begged for his life, will make his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Chauvin was arrested last month and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Last week, prosecutors added a second-degree murder charge.The other three officers involved in Floyd's death -- Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao -- were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.American police shoot, kill and imprison more people than other developed countries. Heres the dataFloyd's death sparked two weeks of global protests that saw some of the largest crowds yet over the weekend. While the...
    The ex-cop charged with murder for kneeling on the neck of George Floyd illegally voted in Florida elections while living in Minnesota, a lawyer alleged on Friday. Attorney Dan Helm sent a letter containing the voting record of ex-cop Derek Chauvin to Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, asking her to pursue charges, the Orlando Sentinel reported. “While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida,” wrote Helm, who is running for election supervisor role in Pinellas County. Chauvin’s court papers list his residence as being in the city of Oakdale, Minnesota — a suburb of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis police department, where Chauvin worked when he fatally kneeled on Floyd’s neck during an arrest, does not require its police officers to hold a residence in the city, according to...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man's cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck, defense attorneys said Thursday.Earl Gray said his client, former Officer Thomas Lane, had no choice but to follow the instructions of Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder in Floyd's May 25 death. Gray called the case against his client "extremely weak."A judge set bail at $750,000 apiece for Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, when they made their first appearances in Hennepin County District Court Thursday. Simultaneously, and just blocks away, celebrities, friends and relatives gathered to memorialize Floyd at a Bible college.RELATED: $750K bail for 3 ex-officers accused in George Floyd's death These booking photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff...
    Three more former police officers who were involved in the arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been charged in connection to his death, and a murder charge against the officer who pressed a knee to Floyd's neck has been upgraded to second-degree murder, according to court documents. The three additional officers — Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng — have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. All four officers have been fired. Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death last week. Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, including two minutes in which Floyd was unresponsive, according to prosecutors. Protests Over Police Violence 3 other ex-cops charged in George Floyd's death Dallas bishop warns of "dangerous time" as U.S. faces 3 crises NYC official says curfew and more cops are wrong...
    A former Minneapolis cop will be hit with an upgraded murder charge in George Floyd’s death and three other ex-cops will be charged as accomplices, according to a report Wednesday. Derek Chauvin is expected to be charged with second-degree murder, while Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, law-enforcement sources told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to announce the charging decisions at a news conference later in the day. The dramatic development comes four days after Gov. Tim Walz put Ellison in charge of the racially charged case, replacing Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. On Thursday, Freeman had said he wouldn’t “rush” to file charges in Floyd’s death, which came after Chauvin, who is white, was recorded kneeling for nearly nine minutes on the neck of Floyd, who was black. At the time, Freeman called...
    George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with killing Floyd, worked security at the same local club for much of the year before their fatal encounter on a Minneapolis street last week. The owner of El Nuevo Rodeo said the two were in close proximity once a week for their Tuesday night shifts, though she did not know if they ever actually met while working at the club. Maya Santamaria said she had been paying Chauvin, when he was off-duty, to sit in his squad car outside El Nuevo Rodeo for 17 years. She said Floyd worked as a security guard inside the club frequently in the last year. In particular, they both worked on Tuesday nights, when the club had a popular weekly dance competition.   Santamaria reflected Friday evening on how her business suddenly became central to a death that sparked anguished waves of protest,...
    (CNN)In her filing for divorce from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Kellie Chauvin requested a last-name change and the titles to both of their homes. Kellie Chauvin separated from her husband on May 28, the day before he was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd, according to the filing. The filing cites an "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage" that was beyond saving. The couple has been married since June 2010, just under 10 years.Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged in George Floyds deathChauvin said in the filing she wants to change her last name, among other requests. She didn't say in the filing which surname she'd take once the divorce was finalized, but the petition notes that she was formerly known as Kellie Thao and Kellie Xiong. Chauvin also requested full rights and titles to the couple's properties...
    The beauty queen estranged wife of ex-cop Derek Chauvin — the officer charged with murdering George Floyd — said she doesn’t want any marital support from the disgraced patrolman in a newly obtained divorce filing, reports said Monday. Kellie Chauvin, 45, who previously held the title of Mrs. Minnesota, filed for divorce Saturday and revealed the couple split three days after her husband killed Floyd during a violent arrest over forgery allegations that ended up sparking international outrage, the Daily Mail reported.  In a divorce filing obtained by the outlet, Kellie Chauvin — who was once arrested over a bad check herself — cited an “irretrievable breakdown” of her decade-long relationship with Derek Chauvin and said she wouldn’t be seeking any assets in the battle.  “Respondent is full [sic] capable of supporting herself,” the filing reads, according to the outlet. Derek Chauvin has risen to international infamy after he knelt...
    (CNN)Derek Chauvin worked for the Minneapolis Police Department for over 18 years. 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 Read MoreBefore 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. Minneapolis Police confirmed the complaints were filed but didn't detail why they were filed or what they entailed. A look at why ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murderOnly two of the 18...
    Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer who is now charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, has been moved to a second detention facility in the same day. CBS station WCCO-TV reports Chauvin had previously been held at the Ramsey County Jail after being taken into custody in Minnesota. On Sunday afternoon, he was transferred to the Hennepin County Jail. Just hours later, he was moved to a department of corrections facility in Oak Park Heights, WCCO reported. During a press conference Sunday night, Commissioner of Corrections Paul Schnell said that Chauvin has been moved partially due to COVID-19 concerns, especially considering the number of protesters who had already been arrested on Sunday. Trending News Man shot and killed by police as protests went on in Louisville A nation braces for more unrest in wake of George Floyd's death Ex-cop charged in George Floyd...
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is now in custody at the Oak Park Heights prison, which is a maximum-security facility in the state. Paul Schnell, the commissioner of the state’s department of corrections, said Chauvin was initially booked at the Ramsen County Jail on a third-degree murder charge and on Sunday and released at 8:48 p.m. to other state authorities, Fox 9 reported. Schnell said high-profile transfers are not uncommon. VideoChauvin became the focus of outrage and four days of street protests across the nation this week after he was seen on cellphone video kneeling on the neck of Floyd for more than eight minutes during his arrest on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. The three other officers who took part in the arrest were also fired, and they remain under investigation. Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing Floyd’s family, said...
    The attorney representing George Floyd's family in their case against the Minneapolis Police Department said heightened criminal charges are warranted for Derek Chauvin, one of four officers whose actions led to Floyd's death on Monday. Addressing the case during CBS News' Face the Nation on Sunday morning, civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump discussed the possibility that Chauvin and Floyd had interacted prior to last week's fatal arrest. "We believe he knew who George Floyd was," Crump said in reference to Chauvin, adding that the new information could upgrade the charges currently filed against the fired officer to first-degree murder. Four days after video footage of Floyd's death was first released, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman announced Chauvin had been taken into custody and faced third-degree murder and manslaughter charges for his role in the killing. The video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for close to 10 minutes, as Floyd...
    Amid reports that the wife of the white officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd filed for divorce, false social media posts emerged claiming her brother was among the officers involved in the arrest. “THE PLOT THICKENS!” shouted a Facebook post Saturday claiming that Derek Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin, was the sister of an officer captured on video standing by as the 46-year-old black man cried out for help. But Kellie Chauvin is not the sister of Tou Thao, one of the officers on the scene. TOP STORIES Celebrities blasted for donating to protester bail fund as rioting, violence escalate Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Van Jones: Forget the KKK, its the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter we should worry about “Tou Thao is NOT Ms. Chauvin’s brother. I would GREATLY appreciate help putting that rumor to rest,” Amanda Mason-Sekula, her divorce...
    The wife of the Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. According to her lawyer, Kellie Chauvin is distraught over Floyd's death.  "She is devastated by Mr. Floyd's death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy," the Sekula Law Offices, PLLC said in a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family.  According to the statement, Kellie Chauvin has officially filed for divorce.  Trending News Minneapolis protesters defy curfew in fourth night of unrest Minnesota governor fully mobilizes state's National Guard Video shows cop with knee on neck of moaning man who later died Fired Minneapolis officer charged with murder in death of George Floyd Cop charged in death of George Floyd "While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage,...
    Bail for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who faces a murder charge in the death of George Floyd, has been set at $500,000, according to the criminal complaint filed in the 4th Judicial District Court of Minnesota. No conditions have been set for his release, according to the document, nor does it indicate if Chauvin is out on bail. But it does say that if he does bond out, bail is set for $500,000, CNN reported. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County officials said. Chauvin was fired this week, along with three other cops who were at the scene when Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. The officers were responding to an alleged forgery at a corner store. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was unarmed and handcuffed, said he was unable to breathe as Chauvin kept his knee on his neck for...
    The wife of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has reportedly filed for divorce over his role in the case, according to media reports. Attorneys for Kellie Chauvin said Friday that she is seeking the “dissolution of her marriage” to Chauvin. “She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death,” a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family read. “Her utmost sympathy lies with his family, his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving.” “She has filed for dissolution of her marriage,” the letter continued. Kellie Chauvin doesn’t have any children from her current marriage, the letter said, and it was not clear how long the couple have been married. Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged Friday in connection with Floyd’s death, which has prompted nationwide protests that have turned violent in a number of cities. He faces 3rd-degree murder and...
    Hours after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the murder of George Floyd, his wife is divorcing him, WCCO TV is reporting. According to WCCO, Kellie Chauvin released a statement through her attorney saying “She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death,” sends condolences to his family and is divorcing Derek Chauvin. She also asks that her family — her children from another marriage, her elderly parents and her extended family — be given safety and privacy. Derek Chauvin was seen on a bystander’s video pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee to Floyd’s neck for several minutes. Floyd is seen handcuffed and lying face-down while he pleads: “Please. I can’t breathe.” He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Kellie Chauvin,Through her attorney wife of former Officer Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged with murdering #GeorgeFloyd released a statement saying she is devastated by Floyd’s...
    (CNN)Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes and prosecutors want to hold the fired Minneapolis police officer accountable for Floyd's death. Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter -- two felonies where intent is a key element. CNN has reached out to Chauvin's attorney and the Minneapolis police union for comment.Floyd's family and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are upset Chauvin wasn't charged with a more serious offense and are calling authorities to revise the charges. So, why did prosecutors choose those charges?Here's what CNN analysts had to say about the possible reasoning behind the charges.Read MoreWhat is third-degree murder?Most states separate murder into two degrees but Minnesota is one of a few states that allow prosecutors to consider the lesser charge of third-degree murder. Under Minnesota law, third-degree murder is defined as causing death of a person "by perpetrating...
    Demonstrators gathered outside a home owned by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Oakdale on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Nick Woltman / Pioneer Press) A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he’s charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she’s not sure if they knew each other. What she is certain of is how aggressive Officer Derek Chauvin became when the club hosted events that drew a mainly black clientele, responding to fights by taking out his mace and spraying the crowd, a tactic she told him was unjustified “overkill.” “He would mace everyone instead of apprehending the people who were fighting,” said Maya Santamaria, former owner of El Nuevo Rodeo club on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. “He would call backup. The next thing you would know, there would five...
    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday denied reports that she failed to get charges brought against the police officer involved in George Floyd’s death for a fatal shooting while serving as a county attorney in 2006, calling it a flat-out “lie.” “This idea that I somehow declined a case…against this officer is absolutely false. It is a lie,” Klobuchar, who served as Hennepin County attorney from 1998 to 2006, said during an MSNBC interview. The former Democratic presidential candidate and potential vice presidential pick denounced the reports she that failed to get charges brought against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who was captured on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck as he begged for air before dying Monday, for the deadly shooting of another man in 2006. “I don’t know what else to say about it then it is a lie,” said Klobuchar, explaining that “the case was investigated.”...
    (CNN)George Floyd and the former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on Floyd's neck before he died worked at the same nightclub, according to the venue's former owner.Derek Chauvin and Floyd worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club, down the street from Minneapolis' Third Precinct, according to Maya Santamaria, the club's former owner who sold the venue within the last few months.Floyd, who Santamaria called a "great guy" known for his big smile, often worked as an extra security guard on Tuesdays when the club held popular "urban" music nights. Chauvin served as an off-duty police officer for the club for almost 17 years."I wouldn't characterize them as knowing each other," Santamaria told CNN's Josh Campbell in an interview. "We did all work together at the club at different points of time, certainly on Tuesday nights on and off. We were all working on the...
    A Minneapolis cop kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly three minutes while the handcuffed man was “non-responsive” — and the “inherently dangerous” move likely helped kill him, according to court papers filed Friday. The criminal complaint against since-fired cop Derek Chauvin also says that another cop checked Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, “I couldn’t find one,” about two minutes before Chauvin finally removed his knee. “The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive,” the complaint says. “Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous.” An autopsy found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” of Floyd, but revealed “underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,”...
    The beauty queen wife of the Minneapolis cop who is accused of killing George Floyd during an arrest for allegedly using a fake $20 bill was once criminally charged for writing a bad check, a new report says. Officer Derek Chauvin’s wife Kellie, who was the 2018 Mrs. Minnesota America winner, was accused of writing a bad check for $42 to Mega Pick’N Save West in Feb. 2005, the Daily Mail reported. Kellie — who was married to a different man at the time — eventually paid the money she owed and the case was dropped, the outlet reported. Floyd, 46, was stopped by police Monday after they received a call that he had tried to pay for food at a deli with a counterfeit $20 bill. In a 2018 interview in the run up to the beauty pageant, Kellie gushed to the Pioneer Press about Chauvin. “Under all that...
    A former Minneapolis Police Department officer was charged Friday with the death of George Floyd, four days after a video of him being pinned to the ground went viral. Floyd's death drew national attention and sparked protests across the country as people demanded the officers involved be held accountable. On Friday, prosecutors announced that Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Newsweek reached out to Thomas Kelly, Chauvin's attorney, for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. Officers handcuffed Floyd after they were called to the scene on Monday night in response to reports of a man trying to use a fraudulent $20 bill at a store. A viral video showed Chauvin pressing his knee against the back of Floyd's neck, pinning the 46-year-old to the ground. Floyd expressed numerous times that he couldn't breathe and was unable to move when asked to get...
    George Floyd and Derek Chauvin — the now-fired Minneapolis cop caught on viral footage pinning his knee on Floyd’s neck — once worked overlapping security shifts at a club in the city, according to a local report. Floyd and Chauvin both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo Club on Lake Street in south Minneapolis — and overlapped shifts on popular music nights within the last year, former club owner Maya Santamaria told local outlet KSTP. “Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” said Santamaria, who owned the building for nearly two decades but sold it within the last few months. “They were working together at the same time — it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.” However, Santamaria couldn’t say for sure whether the two men knew each other because the club often had...
    A white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him.Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of street protests and a federal investigation after he was seen in cellphone video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old a black man, for almost eight minutes Monday night during his arrest on a suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. Floyd, who was handcuffed and heard saying he couldn't breathe, was pronounced dead later that night.Chauvin, whose driveway was splattered with red paint and the graffiti "murderer," has not spoken publicly since Floyd's death and his attorney did not respond to calls seeking comment. He and the other three officers involved in Floyd's arrest were fired Tuesday.Minneapolis City Council records show that Chauvin moonlighted as a bouncer at a downtown...
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