Just What Kind of Cop Was Derek Chauvin? How Many More Are There Like Him In Our Communities?
Derek Chauvin, it seems, was a “special” cop. Or, at least he thought so, and encouraged that view over his almost two decades in law enforcement. His run ended abruptly last year, after he jammed his knee into George Floyd’s neck, and kept it there for nine and a half minutes, to “restrain” Floyd during a violent arrest.
As Chauvin faces murder and manslaughter charges in Floyd’s horrific death, questions abound. Leid Stories listeners raise questions about Chauvin that not even prosecutors want to raise.