Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death

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Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested four days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation, and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he has been charged with murder and manslaughter, with the charges scheduled to be released shortly.

On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

“We have now been able to put together the evidence that we need. Even as late as yesterday afternoon, we did not have all that we needed,” Freeman said, before saying that he was unable to speak to specific pieces of evidence and which one specifically was needed to file charges.

“This is by far the fastest that we’ve ever charged a police officer,” Freeman said.

Freeman says the other officers involved are under investigation and he “anticipates charges.”“But I’m not going to get into that,” he said. “Today, we’re talking about former officer Chauvin.”

“But I’m not going to get into that,” he said. “Today, we’re talking about former officer Chauvin.”

Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.

ht/ c. steven tucker


33 Comments on Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death

  1. For people who think we can’t win agains’t the police, note how the cops fled from the rioters.
    I’m talking about those who just “follow the (fascists) orders.”

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  2. John McGinness, ex Sacramento County Sheriff, and staunch conservative has a weekly local radio show here in NorCal. Yesterday they discussed this potential case and he and his multiple DA buddies all said, if they bring murder charges he’ll get off. Manslaughter is the best they can charge in this case. I missed out on the why part.

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  3. Don’t you know how much better those new flat screen high definition televisions are these days? They’re having a fire sale right now in Minneapolis! Come on down!

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  4. yeah, those out of control whites rioting and looting after Justine was killed. Didn’t they clean out a couple Barnes & Nobles and run up the electricity at several tanning salons?

    All kidding aside her death is yet another reason one of my Rules of Life is to NEVER call the cops. NEVEREVER.

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  5. ” He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.”

    If he’d just waited a little while longer he wouldn’t have screwed up his 20 year retirement.

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  6. I don’t think there is one chance out of a thousand that Chauvin will NOT be convicted. I also believe that civil rights violations charges will also be filed, much like Powell and Koon re Rodney King.

    Third-degree murder and manslaughter is not overreaching, by any stretch.

    Given Chauvin’s history (10 prior complaints regarding police misconduct) the city will also be held to be liable civilly.

    It is amusing to see Klobuchar’s VP chances go right down the shitter. She failed to charge Chauvin for police misconduct years ago when she was the local prosecutor. Hopefully she will get “Al Franken”‘ed by the SJW mob.

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  7. Supposedly he had 18 other complaints against him. The cop was a thug and had no business being in the position he was in. It took this to get him off the street along with a thug passing counterfeit money. Win-win for both sides. Saw a video of a thug saying “the burbs are next!” Yeah, come try it and bring a body bag with you.

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  8. Bad_Brad: I would have liked to have heard that discussion. I think malice could easily be proven and perhaps aforethought as well (the two things that define first degree murder in California).

    I read that he is charged with murder AND manslaughter. I don’t understand that. It was either murder or manslaughter. I do not see how he can be charged with two crimes for one act. To do so seems like they are throwing anything and everything at him in the hopes that something sticks. If the evidence supports it, he should be charged with murder but then leave the door open to convicting him on lesser charges.

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  9. “For people who think we can’t win agains’t the police …. ”

    “Winning” a skirmish isn’t winning a war.

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  10. What if this guy was just not your ordinary ‘police’ officer??

    What if this guy was a different ‘gubmint’ type of LEO??

    Maybe he had a higher authority to answer to??

    Why was his record so tainted yet still allowed to be on the job?? His police union preserved it??

    ‘Just start asking the right effing questions…’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUWeF0TYKco

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  11. This murder sounds allot like the Burke and Hare murders of the 1800s. Sitting on a drunk until he suffocates.

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  12. He’ll be Epsteined – if his connections (and Demonrat membership) are about to be brought to light.

    Or turn him over to the savages – strip him naked and shove him out the door – with a bell around his neck.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  13. Bad Brad @

    1) Usually because premeditation & planning can’t really be proven although recently they are trying to argue that premeditation can occur instantly. I do not agree in this case.

    2) Technically, the copper was sent there by the city. He was ordered there by a superior officer/ dispatch, shit like that.

    Murder generally implies planning and forethought from what I have always been told.

    But WTF do I know, I fix air conditioners for a living.

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  14. Something is way off about this “murder”. Why would a seasoned cop with 19 yrs of service, blatantly continue to asphyxiate someone for several minutes in front of cameras?
    What was the relationship between the cop and Rogers when they both worked at a local nightclub?

    Maybe, the commievirus is not actually killing enough of what the left considers “undesirables” (conservatives and urban hordes).
    Time for a distraction or additional tactic to overwhelm the Trump Administration. The left are pulling out all the stops.

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  15. 99th Squad Leader

    Us conspiracy theory lunatics always like to look at the end result. And that will be BLM and ANTIFA destroying property, burning and looting all summer long. What timing.

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  16. Police Unions are the real problem here.

    Government protected pieces of shit who won’t let anyone fire their pwecious members…

    Pretty much the Teachers Union but with guns.

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  17. I’d look at Their immediate Families Bank Accounts. They knew each

    other…Cop wasn’t angry, sad, or joyous….Seems like a mutual “Hit”

    Maybe also look into both of Their Health Records…If one was on

    the way out anyway…Why not get some $$$ ?

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  18. Kcir (embarrased to be from Toronto)

    Dude, you fix air conditioners, in Canada? You gotta be like the Maytag repair man. LOL.

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  19. Kcir: It was explained to me this way — in Canada, “aforethought” means it was planned. In the US, “aforethought” means the killer had an opportunity to reflect on what he was about to do.

    Examples:

    No “aforethought”: man comes home unexpectedly and finds his wife in bed with another man. He grabs a pair of scissors on the dresser and stabs his wife and her lover to death. It was an instantaneous act with no chance to think about it but he did intend to kill them. Second degree.

    “Aforethought”: Same situation as above, but he sneaks out of the bedroom, goes downstairs, gets a knife, comes back upstairs, and stabs his wife and lover to death. Here he had plenty of time to think about what he wanted to do and he did it anyway. First degree.

    In the current situation, it could be argued that the officer knew what he was doing and continued to do it after it was clear that the victim was in distress but the officer continued to sit on the victim. It would seem that a comparison could be a self defence situation where an intended victim chances a robber away with a gun but the victim shoots the robber as he was running away. Maybe the original act was justified but escalated to an unjustified degree.

    Thanks for the link, BB. I will listen to it later.

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  20. Glad he’s been arrested. Now arrest all these Governor’s and Mayors with their knees on our necks.

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  21. Exactly, Bad_Brad. We know the real deal. The left has once again, orchestrated another “crisis”.

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  22. @Anonymous
    MAY 29, 2020 AT 3:21 PM“For people who think we can’t win agains’t the police …. ”

    “Winning” a skirmish isn’t winning a war.

    True, but winning a LOT of skirmishes will win a war. See USSR v. Afghanistan or U.S. v Vietnam. Tactics can and often do win against superior firepower. And there are more of “us” then there are “them”.

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  23. IMO there is a hell of a lot more to this story than we are being told or allowed to know about. One hell of a lot more.

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  24. I just heard a caller – a retired police officer – on a local conservative radio station say that he went on the Minneapolis Police Website and read that this particular restraint method (knee on the neck) is permitted by the MPD.

    And because of that, the officer could very well use the defense that he was following approved procedures. If so, the result could be his dismissal, and a huuuge civil lawsuit against the city – not to mention, massive nationwide riots.

    I couldn’t find the website this caller referenced but I did find a USA Today report stating the same thing. I’m just priming the pump. If there is anyone who has more accurate and reliable information, please jump in.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/29/george-floyd-experts-say-neck-restraint-allowed-minneapolis-can-kill/5274334002/

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  25. @Tim

    “Turn him over to the savages” That sounds alot like a jail sentence. The same result too.

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  26. Before I convict this officer in my mind, I would like to see the video between the time the guy was sitting down on the sidewalk against the building and the time the officer was pressing his knee on the man’s throat.

    It may not save him from a murder or manslaughter charge, but may have some impact on the decision

    Has anyone seen it?

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  27. If Floyd was white and named Jack Yantis, there would be no riots. Nobody rioted for Jack Yantis.

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  28. @TimBuktu

    Floyd was cuffed and in custody. He couldn’t “resist” anymore, or present any amount of threat to the police that would necessitate a knee on the neck.

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