Biography of Derek Chauvin
Derek Xavin is a former US police officer known for his role in the May 25, 2020, assassination of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
During an arrest by Chavin and three other police officers, he knelt on George’s neck for some time while Floyd was handcuffed, lying on the street, shouting, “I can’t breathe.”.
The next day, Derek was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. He is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree murder in connection with the death of George Floyd. This incident sparked a series of protests in the United States, which later spread around the world.
On October 7, 2020, Xavin was released on bail and his trial is currently pending.
Derek Chauvin Age
Chauvin is 44 years old since 2020. He was born on March 19, 1976, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States of America.
Derek Chauvin family
Chauvin’s father was a certified public accountant, while his mother was a housewife. His parents divorced when he was seven years old, but he was allowed joint custody.
Derek Xavin Wife
Chauvin has been married to his wife Kellie May Chauvin for almost 10 years. Kellie filed for divorce a day after her husband was charged with third-degree murder in the murder of George Floyd. In addition, Kelly told the court that she intends to change her name.
The assassination of George Floyd
On May 25, 2020, Xavin was among four officers arrested in connection with the arrest of George Floyd, alleging that he used $ 20 counterfeit notes in a marketplace and was in charge of training one of the other officers involved. Floyd did not appear to be resisting capture by a security camera video from a nearby company.
The criminal complaint stated that, based on the body camera videos, Floyd repeatedly said that he could not breathe while standing outside the police car, resisted getting into the car and fell, went to the ground facing down.
After Floyd was handcuffed and lying on the street, Derek knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes. While Derek’s knee was on Floyd’s neck, Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” “Mom,” and “Please.”
The other two officers were on Floyd’s back. For the last two minutes, Floyd was motionless and had no pulse. Attendees took videos that went viral.
Chavin and his other officers were fired the day after the incident.
Knee-to-neck restrictions are allowed in Minnesota under certain conditions. However, Derek’s use of the technique was widely criticized as excessive by law enforcement experts.
On June 23, the Minneapolis police chief said Xavin had been trained in the dangers of suffocation, calling Floyd’s death a murder.