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Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck, has been arrested and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman

Derek Chauvin, one of four former officers fired for involvement in George Floyd’s death, has been charged with murder and manslaughter.

Though the third-degree murder charge makes it seem like the officer had no intention of murdering George Floyd.

What is the meaning of third degree murder?

Third-degree murder, also often called voluntary manslaughter, is a murder that is intentional but was done under circumstances that can be argued to be severe enough that they would have caused any reasonable person to become disturbed enough to commit such an act.

first degree — premeditated/planned

second degree — done with malicious thought, but not premeditated/planned

third-degree — (only in 3 states) voluntary manslaughter or “crime of passion”

Who Is Derek Chauvin?

Minneapolis Police Officer who murdered George Floyd on May 25, 2020, The restraint technique used by Chauvin to murder Floyd was not part of the department’s training’ Being represented by Tom Kelly.

The same attorney who got officer Jeronimo Yanez (who murdered Philando Castile) acquitted: Derek Chauvin was put on leave in 2011 for an inappropriate police shooting of Alaskan Native American, Leroy Martinez’
-4 Chauvin shot Ira Latrell Toles, an unarmed black 21-year-old man in 2008′
– Chauvin was one of the officers who murdered Wayne Reyes, a Latino man with 16 bullets forced into him (a total of 42 rounds were shot of1)’
Chauvin and another officer were chasing a car in 2005 causing the death of three people according to Communities United Against Police Brutality” There are 12 Police brutality complaints against Chauvin in the Minneapolis Office of Police Conduct complaint database. They are all listed as -closed”, “non-public”, and “no discipline”.

 

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