Ex-Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Michael Chauvin charged with the murder of George Floyd
44-year old (as of May 30, 2020) ex-Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin has been caught on video and charged for the murder of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd, which occurred on May 25, 2020, resulting in protest and riots across America.
Chauvins’ wife has filed for divorce after the arrest of her husband.
Additional Minneapolis officers present during the murder are:
- Thomas K. Lane
- Tou Thao
- J. Alexander Kueng
There have been representations made that charges of these additional officers might be forthcoming in the future.
Minneapolis Police Murder Victim – George Floyd
Floyd was a 46-year-old African-American male native from Houston, Texas, attending Yates High School and was recognized as an accomplished athlete graduating in 1993.
Floyd was a rapper associated with Screwed Up Click and performed independently as “Big Floyd with music released by DJ Screw.
Floyd was murdered on May 25th, 2020, after attempting to pass a $20 bill to a deli. It is not clear whether Floyd knew that the currency was counterfeit that resulted in his death.