George Floyd died tragically while being arrested by four Minneapolis (Minnesota) Police Officers – Thomas Lane, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng for passing a $20 counterfeit bill. Though George was murdered brutally, nobody is aware of George Floyd’s Criminal Past Arrest Record/Timeline for armed robbery, allegedly pointing a gun at a pregnant woman and being involved in cocaine/white bag/baggie charges.
The Union Chief of Minneapolis Police (MPD) released a statement on 1st June 2020, shedding light on late George Floyd’s ‘violent criminal history‘. The Union Chief, Bob Kroll wrote in a letter to his acquaintances and followers on Twitter, “What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this”. He also said that the ongoing protests are results of a “terrorist movement”.
Floyd shifted to Minneapolis, Minnesota from Houston, Texas in 2014 after having served 5 years in Harris County Jail for a 1st-degree felony. Floyd intended to start a peaceful life but the decision ‘to change’ ended up costing his life.
Leaving all the violence and robbery acts behind, George pledged to lead a better life after he shifted to the new city. In his initial days, Floyd, 46 Years Old African-American, found a job as a bouncer at a local restaurant in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He made attempts to change his behaviors, a recent video shows Floyd encouraged children and teenagers to stop the ‘gun violence’.
George Floyd and the officer who knelt on his neck worked together at the same nightclub just months before his death in police custody.
Owner Maya Santamaria said she employed Mr Floyd, 46, and now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, until late last year.
Both worked as security guards at the El Nuevo Rodeo club in the US city, she told a local TV news station.
Ms Santamaria, who recently sold the venue after nearly two decades in business, revealed that Mr Floyd and Chauvin worked at her club at the same time, but it was unclear whether they knew each other.
She told KSTP-TV: “Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open.
“They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.”