The cop who kneeled on George Floyd and suffocated him to death has been accused of "beating and shooting" another black man back in 2008.
Keep scrolling to get the details...
It all happened on Monday...
via: GettyPassers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident.
Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.
via: TwitterEven though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.
This position was clearly very painful for him...
via: Twitter"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can be heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moans as passers-by begin to gather and repeatedly tell the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses are arguing with the officers when he starts to lose consciousness...
via: Twitter"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouts as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responds with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George is completely unresponsive.
via: TwitterAn ambulance arrives, the paramedics check his pulse and move his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
George was only forty-six-years-old...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency...
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
The officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave, per department protocol...
via: TwitterAnd in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death. But many feel that more should be done.
The haunting footage of George's death began circulating online...
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.
It’s really hard to tweet about this shit bc we have to use our voices but I also don’t want to minimize the depth… https://t.co/FbH2y78hm8— Kiana Ledé (@Kiana Ledé)1590567945.0
When will this violence stop?
Here is Derek Chauvin, the racist cop who kept his knee on #GeorgeFloyd’s neck, cut off his air passage and murdere… https://t.co/Qm20uqqZKB— Ömer Çetin (@Ömer Çetin)1590565427.0
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesBut Minneapolis has been restless for the entire week now.
The protests started 2 days ago...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.
But things very quickly turned violent.
via: Getty ImagesAs thousands of people took to the streets, the police force became involved when shops started getting looted and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
“Rare Footage” . Protest #Video From #Minneapolis against the killing of #GeorgeFloyd .… https://t.co/k6PH0Bi97p— The Voice Of Liberty® (@The Voice Of Liberty®)1590581647.0
But things were far from over...
via: Getty ImagesA Minneapolis Police Station was set on fire last night to mark the third evening of rioting. Thankfully, the station had been evacuated beforehand so nobody was seriously hurt.
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical...
No police in sight https://t.co/baiDgxktNi— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590726777.0
The Minnesota National Guard has been activated and 500 soldiers are on their way to the city...
This is the view from the Hiawatha Ave bridge where dozens of cars are parked and people are watching the city burn https://t.co/CvC8iyO65c— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590729318.0
The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has been repeatedly addressing the incident, referring to events in the videos as "wrong at every level."
@AttorneyCrump Something is wrong with white cops,they just murder black men like it's hunting season.— Blessed24/7 (@Blessed24/7)1590503025.0
"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.
"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."
And on Wednesday, he addressed the person responsible for George's death.
via: Getty ImagesAnd this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the murder of George Floyd.
The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they would be in jail right now.
via: Getty Images"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."
Justice needs to be served.
Apparently, at this moment, #DerekChauvin is hiding in his home trying to get food delivered. Imagine if a video of… https://t.co/gCCwFsS9Yy— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx)1590622294.0
People on the internet have been doing some digging...
REMEMBER THIS FACE HIS NAME IS DEREK CHAUVIN HE KILLED GEORGE FLOYD! #BlackLivesMater https://t.co/6V1wp4hCyq— maya aka jimins gf (@maya aka jimins gf)1590744318.0
It has emerged that back in 2008, Chauvin was involved in nearly killing another black man.
via: FacebookIra Latrell Toles has come forward with his story about how Chauvin barged into his home and attacked him on duty.
He didn't immediately recognize Chauvin in the video from the George Floyd confrontation...The thirty-three-year-old told the Daily Beast he made the connection later on Tuesday night when news outlets identified him as one of 4 officers involved.
Officers responded to the domestic violence call at Toles' apartment just before 2am on May 24, 2008, according to authorities and local media reports at the time.
Toles admitted that the mother of his child had called the cops on him that night, but said he was surprised when several officers arrived without announcing themselves.
"When I saw that [Chauvin] breached the front door, I ran in the bathroom," Toles said, "Then [Chauvin] starts kicking in that door. I was in the bathroom with a cigarette and no lighter."
He then described how Chauvin broke into the bathroom and started to beat him without any form of warning.
He said he returned blows to the officer because "my natural reaction to someone hitting me is to stop them from hitting me."
"All I could do is assume it was the police because they didn't announce themselves or ever give me a command," he said.
"I didn't know what to think when he started hitting me. I swear he was hitting me with the gun."
via: GettyLocal media reported that Chauvin then shot Toles after he allegedly reached for the officer's gun. Toles said he doesn't remember being shot but recalled officers walking him out of the apartment "until I collapsed in the main entrance where I was left to bleed until the paramedics came."
It was a close call...
via: GettyHe was taken to the hospital, where he learned that Chauvin had shot him at such close range that one of the bullets went through his groin and out the other side, landing in the bathroom wall.
Toles spent a few days in jail - without pain pills - before he was released.
via: GettyHe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge under a deal with prosecutors 3 months later. Chauvin and the other officers involved in Toles' arrest were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation but were later put back in the field.
"I knew he would do something again."
Derek M. Chauvin deserves prison time https://t.co/DmN5pqzY00— karo (derogatory) (@karo (derogatory))1590698098.0
He also said that he is looking into filing a lawsuit against the department for the 2008 incident."We've all reached our tipping point. Water boils at 212 degrees," he said. "We're at 600."
Derek Chauvin has already gotten away with so much.
Fuck Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao. Fuck the police. Murder charges for all involved NOW. #GeorgeFloyd #ICantBreathe… https://t.co/rYH5jIUtdz— Melissa Evans (@Melissa Evans)1590622746.0