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  • Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin in death of George Floyd

    10/22/2020 8:31:48 AM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    TG ^ | 10/22/2020 | Evan
    Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dismissed Minneapolis cop’s third-degree murder charge in a 107-page decision Thursday morning. Chauvin, 44, also faces criminal charges, including more serious charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
  • 3rd degree murder charge dropped against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, 2nd degree murder remains

    10/22/2020 7:19:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    KARE ^ | October 22, 2020 | Lou Raguse, Emily Haavik
    A judge dismissed the third-degree murder charge, but the more serious charge of second-degree murder, along with all other charges against the defendants, remain.
  • Derek Chauvin: Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death can leave Minnesota

    10/09/2020 4:47:23 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | Oct. 8, 2020 | Theresa Waldrop and Brad Parks, CNN
    The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will be allowed to live in a neighboring state due to safety concerns stemming from his involvement in Floyd's death that was caught on video and became part of a rally cry for police brutality around the country.
  • Floyd attorneys blast claim that he died of overdose

    Attorneys for George Floyd’s family refuted defense claims that Floyd died of a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers who caused Floyd’s death. “They are trying to say that the knee on [Floyd’s] neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable,” Crump said. “They are trying to claim some asinine theory about an overdose. America saw what happened. And so, who are you going to believe, your eyes or these killer cops?” Floyd died in police custody after officers responded to a report...
  • New 'Absolutely Shocking' Evidence Presented in the George Floyd Case

    09/02/2020 6:00:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies ^ | 9/2/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorneys for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin are requesting the dismissal of murder and manslaughter charges against him for the death of George Floyd. They're using the police training manual as justification. According to the Minneapolis Police Department training manual, officers are shown how to subdue violent or resisting suspects by placing their knee on the neck. Analysts and attorneys at Court TV explain. It's worth a full watch: "From coast-to-coast everyone, absolutely outraged, especially by that fact, the knee on the neck. Well, guess what folks, take a look at what you're looking at right here. That is...
  • George Floyd’s Death Likely Caused by Drug Overdose, Argue Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers

    08/28/2020 10:48:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 28 2020 | By Shayndi Raice and Erin Ailworth
    A lethal overdose of fentanyl killed George Floyd, not a knee on his neck, argued a lawyer for former Officer Derek Chauvin in a motion to dismiss the charges against his client filed Friday.
  • Chauvin, Lane, Kueng, and Thao: The George Floyd Fall Guys.

    08/12/2020 9:54:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 12, 2020 | George Parry
    It is said that, in every large organization, the fecal matter flows downhill. Anyone who has ever worked in government can attest to the truth of that statement. But, for dramatic proof of that proposition, take a look at this picture. This is an illustration from the Minneapolis Police Department’s official training materials on how to safely and properly subdue a suspect suffering from “excited delirium,” a potentially lethal medical condition which, due to the rising use and abuse of illicit drugs, has grown to epidemic proportions on the streets of America. Look closely. The depicted suspect is flat on...
  • Possible Acquittal? (Derek Chauvin)

    08/07/2020 2:32:33 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 63 replies
    Second City Cop blog ^ | 08/07/20 | Second City Cop
    The most obvious sticking point is that Murder requires premeditation. The Minnesota cops conducted a perfectly bland traffic stop for almost forty minutes. They were polite yet firm, deferential but cautious, constantly de-escalating the situation. That isn't premeditated. The next most obvious point it the autopsy report. Floyd suffered exactly zero damage to his neck, blood vessels, internal musculature, and the toxicology report shows four-times the lethal dose of fentanyl. Even a bottom tier lawyer like Crimesha couldn't make the case that anything other than drugs and poor health killed Floyd. This entire case is going too hinge on the...
  • Derek Chauvin's wife is seeking both of their homes in her divorce petition.

    07/15/2020 8:00:56 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 40 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | Chao Xiong
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s wife is asking for the couple’s two homes in their divorce and could walk away with them if he doesn’t contest her request. Veteran family law attorneys said it’s too early to determine whether Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin, is asking for more than half the couple’s assets because divvying up marital assets is a complicated process. She filed for divorce two days after her husband was charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 killing of George Floyd, who died after then-officer Chauvin planted his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes...
  • Why Derek Chauvin May Get Off His Murder Charge

    06/23/2020 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 77 replies ^ | 11 June 2020 | Gavrilo David
    he world has united in protest after a graphic video emerged showing a Black man dying under the restraint of a White police officer. The victim, George Floyd, was in clear distress. He was pinned to the ground by three officers, with one officer — Derek Chauvin — placing a knee on his neck. For over five minutes, he tells the officers that he is unable to breathe. George Floyd died as horrified bystanders told the officers they were killing him. The video is unquestionably horrific. But in our rush to condemn an aggressive use of force and pursue justice...
  • Ramsey County corrections officers of color say they were barred from guarding Derek Chauvin

    06/21/2020 12:26:37 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 6/21/20 | Liz Sawyer
    Eight minority Ramsey County corrections officers have filed discrimination charges with the state’s Department of Human Rights after they were barred from guarding or having any other contact with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last month. Chauvin was booked at the county jail the same day he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
  • Former coworker who said George Floyd and Derek Chauvin 'bumped heads' as security guards retracts story

    06/11/2020 6:51:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    A Minneapolis man is changing his story about the relationship between George Floyd and now-former police officer Derek Chauvin. After telling CBS Evening News that the two men "bumped heads" while working together at Maya Santamaria's club as security guards, their former colleague David Pinney walked back his claim on Wednesday. Pinney said he had misidentified Floyd and that the man he believed was Floyd was actually a different black man who worked at the bar. "There has been a mix up between George and another fellow co-worker," he wrote in an email sent to CBS News, a stunning reversal...
  • Ex-cop Derek Chauvin 'was in talks to plead GUILTY' to George Floyd 'murder' before his arrest, but the deal fell apart - as a former colleague claims the officer and Floyd previously 'bumped heads' working at a nightclub together

    06/10/2020 5:00:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2020 | Luke Kenton and Valerie Edwards
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second degree murder after the death of George Floyd in custody last month, was reportedly negotiating with prosecutors over a possible guilty plea deal in the days leading up to his arrest. The embattled cop, 44, was said to be discussing the specifics of the deal four days after Floyd’s death on Memorial Day. He was arrested a day later after those talks broke down, Fox 9 News reported. Sources told the network the deal would’ve been ‘universal’, and would’ve included state murder charges as well as federal civil rights charges....
  • The Chauvin - Floyd Affair

    06/06/2020 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 88 replies
    Houston Courant ^ | May 31, 2020 | Michael Tremoglie
    —snip According to a study of Excited Delirium ( EXD) conducted by Drs. Takeuchi and Henderson of the USC Keck School of Medicine and Terry Ahern of UCSD Medical School, which was published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, EXD is “ ...characterized by agitation, aggression, acute distress and sudden death, often in the pre-hospital care setting. It is typically associated with the use of drugs that alter dopamine processing, hyperthermia, and, most notably, sometimes with death of the affected person in the custody of law enforcement. Subjects typically die from cardiopulmonary arrest, although the cause is debated. Unfortunately,...
  • Lawyer says ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin illegally voted in Florida, asks Aramis Ayala to pursue charges

    06/06/2020 9:31:32 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/6/20 | Katie Rice
    A man running for election supervisor in Pinellas County is asking Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala pursue charges against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis ex-cop accused of killing George Floyd, alleging he voted illegally in two Florida elections. Dan Helm, a Democrat and attorney, sent Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala a letter notifying her of Chauvin’s voting record.
  • Andrew McCarthy Blasts Rosenstein And Talks The Risk Of Over-Charging In The Floyd Case

    06/05/2020 1:43:21 PM PDT · by malach · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06.05.20 | Derek Hunter
    On the Friday video interview edition of the Daily Daily Caller Podcast we talk with former federal prosecutor, Fox News contributor and best-selling author of “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,” about the testimony of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the risks of upping of charges in the George Floyd murder case. There are also a lot of insights only someone who’s done the job and knows the law can bring to both of these stories.
  • George Floyd's brother calls for first-degree murder charge

    06/04/2020 9:30:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 4, 2020 | Staff
    The arrests of the three other Minneapolis police officers connected to George Floyd's death and the upgraded charge against former officer Derek Chauvin is just the beginning for Floyd's family. Justice, for them, includes convictions. "We have to have justice. They murdered him in broad daylight in front of everybody," Floyd's brother Philonise told CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. The charge against Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck while he was handcuffed and pleading for air, was upgraded to second-degree murder, while the other officers were charged with aiding and abetting murder.
  • Officer accused of killing George Floyd was disciplined for pulling woman from car during stop

    06/02/2020 4:59:44 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 64 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2020 | Erin B. Logan, Molly O’Toole
    WASHINGTON — The Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday released personnel records for Derek Chauvin, the now-fired officer accused of killing George Floyd, a black man whose death has sparked protest nationwide. The records provide some insight into Chauvin’s background, starting as a military police officer with the U.S. Army from September 1996 to February 1997 and again from September 1999 to May 2000. However, the records included little detail about the at least 17 times that Chauvin was the subject of internal affairs investigations by the Minneapolis department. Chauvin, who had worked with the department since October 2001, had been...
  • Strange Circumstances Surrounding Derek Chauvin and George Floyd

    06/02/2020 10:23:20 AM PDT · by MrChips · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 31, 2020 | Sundance
    Sunday Talks: Crump on Floyd – “We Don’t Understand”… Posted on May 31, 2020 by sundance Our old friend Ben ‘objectib ebidense’ Crump, the defense lawyer for the Floyd family, appears on Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan to discuss the deaf of George Floyd. It’s been a while…. Ben does what Ben does, and factually he’s a goofy cat doing the best he can on behalf of his client. “Officer” (in quotes deliberately) Derek Chauvin did kill George Floyd; that’s not the issue. The issue driving the media narrative surrounds why “Officer” Derek killed George. Toward the end of...
  • Hennepin County Medical Examiner Declares George Floyd Death Homicide

    06/01/2020 4:19:54 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 339 replies
    FOX 21 ^ | 1 June 2020 | Site Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Fox 9 reports that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report released Monday ruled the death of George Floyd a homicide. The updated report states that on May 25, George Floyd experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by a law enforcement officer(s). Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is now charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection to Floyd’s death.Earlier Monday, the attorneys for the family of George Floyd shared the findings of their separate autopsy, which determined that Floyd died of “asphyxia from sustained pressure” on his neck and back.The new Medical Examiner’s report also notes other significant conditions...