Derek Chauvin Biography – Wiki
Derek Chauvin is named as the white Minneapolis police officer who was caught kneeling on the neck of a black man named George Floyd for 7 minutes while another stood by in a viral video on social media. The African-American black man had called cops to be charged with murder after four were fired but died after being not able to breathe during his arrest.
The 44-year-old, who at Conga Latin Bistro, was named by Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Derek Chauvin Career
Mr Chauvin is 19-year department veteran, who has been involved in several police-involved shootings over his career, Department records shows. He joined Minneapolis Police Academy in October 2001.
Throughout his career in 2008, he shot and injured Ira Latrell Toles during a domestic assault call. According to a 2011 article from the Pioneer Press, he and other officers showed up to an apartment in south Minneapolis just before 2 a.m. Toles grabbed for an officer’s gun and he shot him in the abdomen.
In 2006, he and five others also responded to a stabbing, which left Wayne Reyes dead, according to a report titled “Stolen Lives” from Communities United Against Police Brutality.
Derek Chauvin Personal Life
According to Crookston Times, Mr Chauvin’s wife was born in in Laos but fled to a Thai refugee camp with her family with only the possessions “they could carry on their backs” before moving to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She married a man when she was 18 years old and got divorced and moved to Minnesota after 10 years.
Mrs. Chauvin got her degree in radiology forged a career in a Hennepin County emergency room, where she met her current husband in 2010.
Derek Chauvin Fired After Kneeling On Goerge Floyd’s Neck
Government officials and Minnesota locals showed outrage after a video got viral showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man. The 46-year-old George Floyd died at a local hospital after pleading for help: “I can’t breathe”.
The four cops had reportedly been fired on Tuesday. Attorney Tom Kelly told The Associated Press he is representing Derek Chauvin, the officer seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Derek Chauvin Viral Video
The viral footage, posted to Facebook by a bystander, shows Mr Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least 7 minutes against a squad car while the suspected black man repeatedly pleaded, saying he couldn’t breathe. At one moment, he cried out for his mother, saying “everything hurts”.
“Please, I cannot breathe. Please man. Please”, Floyd said multiple times with his anguished voice.
“I can’t move… My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. Please, please”, he added.
There was also a second officer standing nearby who said: “Why you got him down, man. Let him breathe at least, man”.
“His nose is bleeding, come on now. You’ve got your knee on his neck,” says another bystander.
The video shows Floyd stops talking, and Chauvin keeps his knee on Floyd’s neck. A bystander, named as Tou Thao demands if he is responsive or not, because Floyd wasn’t moving.
“He’s black. They don’t care. The fact you guys aren’t checking his pulse and doing compression if he needs help?”, says a woman.
Derek Chauvin Reports
The Minneapolis Police Department released a statement Monday that said officers responded to a report of a forgery in progress just after 8 p.m.
No weapons were used by anyone in the incident, according to the MDP statement, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called to investigate the incident.