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George Floyd Worked at Same Club as Derek Chauvin, the Cop Charged with His Murder (Report)

George Floyd Worked at Same Club as Derek Chauvin, the Cop Charged with His Murder (Report)

The late George Floyd reportedly worked at the same Minneapolis nightclub as Derek Chauvin, the police officer who kneeled on his neck and has now been charged with his murder.

El Nuevo Rodeo club’s former owner Maya Santamaria told KTSP Eyewitness News that Floyd and Chauvin had overlapping shifts as security guards.

Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” she told the outlet. “They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.”

Minneapolis City Council vice president Andrea Jenkins told MSNBC, “They were both bouncers at that restaurant for 17 years. Officer Chauvin knew George. They were coworkers for a very long time.”

Despite the reports, the connection between the two men has not been verified yet.

Chauvin has been arrested and charged with Floyd‘s murder, but the other officers who were involved in the murder have not been arrested yet.

Read what Floyd‘s girlfriend said in response to the Black Lives Matter protests happening in Minneapolis.

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