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Derek Chauvin is a 44 years old Minnesota police officer who was seen in a viral video kneeling on the neck of a black man named George Floyd who then went silent and later died after repeatedly imploring in anguished tones that he couldn’t breathe.

Chauvin as the officer in the viral video, but he was named via sources by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Floyd’s death is sparking outrage, including from the Minneapolis mayor. Floyd’s sister, Vanita Williams-Dabney, wrote on Facebook, “My bro was killed by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day …R I.P. bro we will get Justice for u ..gone2soon ..loveU4life.”

Floyd was originally from Houston, Texas. He was known by the nickname “Big Floyd,” his Facebook page says. The Star Tribune reported that the initial call came in for someone using a counterfeit bill at a store, Cup Foods, 3759 Chicago Ave. When police arrived, they believed Floyd matched the description and found him sitting on the hood of his car, according to the newspaper.


He is 44 years old

Real Full Birth Name Derek Chauvin.
Nickname Derek.
Profession Police Officer.
Age (As of 2020) 44 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1976.
Birthplace/Hometown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nationality American.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Gender Male.
Ethnicity White Caucasian.
In The News For He kneeled George on his neck and killed him.
Religion Christianity.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) NA.
House In Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA).
Physical Statistics
Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″.
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
Weight Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
Biceps Size 13.5.
Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips) 33-30-35.
Shoe Size (UK) 7.5.
Tattoo details? NA.
Eye Color Black.
Hair Color Black.
Parents Father: Name not available.
Mother: Not Known.
Siblings Unknown.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married Since 2010.
Dating History? Not disclosed.
Girlfriend None.
Wife/Spouse Kellie Chauvin.
Son Not Known.
Daughter None.
Highest Qualification College Degree Completed.
School High School.
Alma Mater. Police Academy.

Chauvin’s Earlier Life, Wife

The guilty police officer was born in 1976 (age 44 years old, as in 2020) in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin’s mom and dad’s information is missing from his online bios on the internet.
He studied in high school and then joined the police academy for the training. Still, the details about his brothers and sisters kept secret.

However, Police officer Derek Chauvin tied the knot in 2010 with his wife “Kellie Chauvin“. He confirmed his married relationship status. Kellie formerly worked as a radiologist. However, she was a refugee in Thailand.

His spouse faced domestic abuse in her first marriage. She has two sons George Xiong from her past relationship. Furthermore, she feels that her husband is a good person.

She won the Mrs. Minnesota beauty contest in 2019. She is working to support the Hmong community people as she belongs to the same community. Derek and Kellie’s first meeting held at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He came to the hospital for the health check-up of a criminal before the arrest.

Viral Video

A 10-minute video was posted to Facebook by a bystander. It paints an extremely troubling scene of what happened to George Floyd. You can watch it above, but it’s very disturbing.

“Please, I can’t breathe. Please, man. Please,” Floyd says, his voice anguished.

The officer, now identified as Chauvin, has his knee on the man’s neck against a squad car, as Floyd continues saying he can’t breathe. There is a second officer standing nearby at the scene and a third one next to Chauvin, and bystanders grow increasingly distressed in the video at what they are watching.

The initial headline on the police press release stated, “Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction.” However, top Minneapolis officials are becoming increasingly critical of the officer.

According to the Star-Tribune, police spokesman John Elder said Floyd died at a nearby hospital a short time later. He “suffered a medical episode while struggling with officers,” Elder said a few hours after the incident occurred and said he appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or another drug, the newspaper reported. However, Elder now says the chokehold was not a department-authorized technique, according to the newspaper, which quoted him as saying, “In my years as an officer, that would not be what I would ever consider a chokehold.”

Crime History

Chauvin’s name appears in an entry in a report by Communities United Against Police Brutality called “Stolen Lives in Minnesota: People Who Have Lost Their Lives Through Encounters with Law Enforcement Authorities.”

It says he fired at a man named Wayne Reyes in October 2006. “Minneapolis Police responded after Wayne stabbed his girlfriend and a male friend. He drove off, starting a police pursuit. When police stopped him, they claim he aimed a shotgun toward them. Six Minneapolis police officers –Dante Dean, Brian Grahme, Shawn Kelly, Oscar Macias, Terry Nutter, and Derek Chauvin –fired on him. He was 42 years old,” the report says. According to the Star Tribune, he was involved in two other police-involved shootings as well. The other two involved Leroy Martinez and Ira Latrell Toles.

An old article by Twin says that Derek Chauvin, then a seven-year veteran, shot Toles “during a domestic assault call.” The article states that Chauvin and another officer forced their way into the apartment and Toles ran from them. They caught “and tried to subdue him” but in a struggle, he grabbed at one of their guns, and Chauvin shot him in the torso. Dispatchers had heard a woman telling someone to stop hitting her in a 911 call, according to the article.

A 2011 story by CBS Local describes the Martinez shooting. It occurred in the Little Earth residential community shooting and Martinez was shot in the torso. In that case, the Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy Dolan said the officers acted “appropriately and courageously,” according to the television station.

The article states that Officers Terry Nutter, Steve Herron, Derek Chauvin, Brandon Brugger, and Gwen Gunter responded to the shooting when they encountered Martinez running away with a pistol. They chased him and an officer shot him after the officers told Martinez to drop his weapon, the story says. It doesn’t say which man shot Martinez, who is an Alaskan Native American who “may have been targeting a fellow resident when the initial shots were fired,” according to the television station, which says Martinez was charged with felony assault. The Star Tribune reported that Nutter was the officer who fired in that incident.


A dozen complaints come up against Derek Chauvin in the police database but they are listed as “non-public” and “no discipline.” The details of the incidents were not clear.

Twin reported in an old article that Chauvin once received a department medal of valor “for his response in an incident involving a man armed with a gun.”

Chauvin is being represented by Tom Kelly, the attorney who represented officer Jeronimo Yanez who shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a community near Minneapolis. That death also provoked major outrage after the shooting’s aftermath was streamed on Facebook Live.

Yanez was charged but found not guilty by a jury.

Known Facts About Derek Chauvin


  • George Floyd’s killer police officer, Derek earlier involved in the shooting cases of the police department.
  • According to the police database, many complaints filed against him.
  • People called him non-public and non-discipline.
  • His attorney to support George’s case is Tom Kelly.
  • Jacob Frey (Major) criticized the police officer’s actions in his interview.
  • George’s death compared with Eric Garner (black man) death occurred in 2014.
  • Still, people opposed the police actions; then, the officials used tear gas to stop the Protest.
  • An unknown bystander recorded video and made it viral on Facebook.
  • Derek Chauvin knelt the multiracial person’s neck for seven minutes resulted in his death on the roadside area.
  • Medaria Arradondo (Minneapolis Police Chief) reacted on the case on May 26, 2020.
  • The local people of the city started the Black Lives matter movement from May 26 in their areas.
  • The protests continued in Los Angeles and Chicago. People started it peacefully and then turned violent.
  • After the incident, The University of Minnesota limited its ties with the police department.
  • Derek Chauvin’s spouse, Kellie Chauvin has also given her interview to the press and media upon the tragic death of George Floyd.

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