• Ed Gaines

Two Of The Cops In Minneapolis Were Already Investigated In Previous Use Of Force

Two of the cops in Minneapolis fired over the arrest of black man George Floyd were already investigated for their roles in previous use-of-force incidents.


Derek Chauvin, who was the officer filmed kneeling on Floyd's neckduring his arrest, was investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006 during a domestic assault call.  


He was also investigated for his involvement in two other police shootings and a fatal car chase. Chauvin was cleared in all investigations.  


A second officer involved in the deadly arrest, Tou Thao, was part of a $25,000 out of court settlement after being sued for using excessive forcein 2017.  He was accused of punching and kicking a handcuffed suspect “until his teeth broke”.



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