As mourners in Houston honor the life of George Floyd in Minneapolis, CBS News is learning new details from a nightclub coworker about alleged history between Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the former officer who is charged in Floyd's death. According to a former coworker, not only did they know each other, but they had a history of friction.
H/T: CBS News
From the interview:
Floyd and Chauvin both worked security at a nightclub at the same time. Coworker David Pinney said the two men had a history.
"They bumped heads," Pinney said.
"How?" CBS News asked.
"It has a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue," Pinney explained.
The Floyd family says they believe what happened on May 25 was in part personal. Their lawyer has called for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder, "because we believe he knew who George Floyd was."
"Is there any doubt in your mind that Derek Chauvin knew George Floyd?" CBS News asked Pinney.
"No. He knew him," the coworker said.
"How well did he know him?" CBS News asked.
"I would say pretty well," Pinney replied.
In Minneapolis, new details are emerging about a history of friction between George Floyd and former officer Derek Chauvin.— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 9, 2020
One former nightclub coworker tells CBS News the two men “bumped heads.”
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#GeorgeFloyd and #DerekChauvin “bumped heads” while working at the same nightclub, according to a former coworker, who said tensions between them had to do with “Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue.”https://t.co/j7mroZqrsG— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 10, 2020
An individual who worked with both George Floyd and former police officer Derek Chauvin at a nightclub said that the two did not get along and that Chauvin knew Floyd "pretty well." https://t.co/uqUftvafrA— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 10, 2020
I don't even know how to explain this.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 3, 2020
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