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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).

Charge to Be Elevated for Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd, Three Other Officers to Be Charged

Derek Chauvin‘s charge is being upped.

The police officer who knelt on George Floyd‘s neck and killed him will face elevated charges by Attorney General Keith Ellison, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday (June 3) amid nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality.

“According to sources, former officer Derek Chauvin, recorded on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he begged for air on May 25, will now be charged with second-degree murder,” the outlet reports.

In addition, the three other officers at the scene — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — will “also be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to the sources, who spoke on conditions of anonymity.”

Derek Chauvin was originally arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. This story is still developing.

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Wife of Derek Chauvin, the Officer Charged with George Floyd's Murder, Has Filed for Divorce

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former police officer Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after he was charged with the murder of George Floyd.

In a video that was filmed by onlookers, Derek could be seen kneeling on Floyd‘s neck for nearly nine minutes while arresting him earlier this week. Floyd died after repeatedly telling officers that he couldn’t breathe.

Kellie, who is a former winner of the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, released a statement through her lawyers amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

“This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” the statement read.

The statement continued, “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”

Kellie was born in the the South Asian country Laos and her family reportedly moved to Wisconsin after the civil war in the country.

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.

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder.

The former Minneapolis police officer, who was seen on video using his knee to pin down George Floyd sparking outrage and protests across the country, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced in a press conference on Friday (May 29).

He did not have information about the charges or the status of the other three officers who were at the scene of George‘s arrest, where he was killed after repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe.” Black Lives Matter protestors are demanding that all of the four officers be arrested.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said in a separate press conference that the protests were due to “generations of pain, of anguish” due to racism.

“Their voices went unheard, and now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world. And the world is watching.”

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