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George Floyd & Derek Chauvin Knew Each Other & 'Bumped Heads,' According to Former Coworker

George Floyd & Derek Chauvin Knew Each Other & 'Bumped Heads,' According to Former Coworker

More details are surfacing regarding the murder of George Floyd, which sparked protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality.

Derek Chauvin, the officer currently charged with second-degree murder, apparently not only knew George, but the two “bumped heads,” according to former coworker, David Pinney via CBS News on Wednesday (June 10).

The two both worked as security at a nightclub, and had an apparent history according to their former coworker.

“He knew him,” the coworker said.

“How well did he know him?” CBS News asked.

“I would say pretty well,” he replied, adding that “They bumped heads.”

“It has a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue.”

Maya Santamaria, the owner of the club, talked about how Derek treated Black patrons in an interview as well.

“Do you think Derek had a problem with Black people?” CBS News asked.

“I think he was afraid and intimidated,” Maya said.

“By Black folks?” CBS News clarified.

“Yeah,” Maya added.

George‘s family also believes that it was partially personal, and their lawyer has called for a first-degree murder charge “because we believe he knew who George Floyd was.”

George Floyd was laid to rest with a final funeral ceremony in Houston on Tuesday (June 9).

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