It turns out that Derek Chauvin and George Floyd knew each other and had bumped heads in the past:
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.
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.
Watch the interview here:
This has been speculated on previously, but this is the first confirmation I have seen that indicates that Chauvin may have killed Floyd for personal reasons.
No wonder the family is talking about 1st-degree murder charges.