Derek Chauvin and George Floyd Knew Each Other and ‘Bumped Heads,’ Says Former Coworker at Nightclub | Beaufort County Now | "And so that is going to be an interesting aspect to this case and hopefully upgrading these charges to first-degree murder because we believe he knew who George Floyd was." | lifezette, derek chauvin, george floyd, murder, protests, riots, police violence, june 11, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Derek Chauvin and George Floyd Knew Each Other and ‘Bumped Heads,’ Says Former Coworker at Nightclub

Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the LifeZette, and written by Polizette Staff.

    Shortly after the death of George Floyd, it was revealed that he had previously worked with now-former Officer Derek Chauvin, who infamously kneeled on his neck before he died. Both Floyd and Chauvin were employed at a nightclub in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now, a former co-worker of the two men at the club is speaking out to reveal that they did not always get along.

    David Pinney told CBS News that Chauvin and Floyd "bumped heads," with their disagreements having "a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue." Lawyers representing the Floyd family have been pushing 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 hosts asked Pinney, to which he replied, "No. He knew him." When asked to clarify how well he thinks Chauvin knew him, Pinney responded, "I would say pretty well."

    Maya Santamaria, who was the owner of the nightclub where both men worked, explained that she had been paying Chauvin to sit outside the El Nuevo Rodeo in his squad car when he was off-duty, a working contract that lasted for 17 years. Meanwhile, Floyd worked security outside the nightclub last year, and she specifically recalled them both working on Tuesday nights at the same time. "Do you think Derek had a problem with black people?" CBS News asked. "I think he was afraid and intimidated," Santamaria responded. "By black folks?" CBS News clarified, to which Santamaria said, "Yeah." Benjamin Crump has cited this nightclub connection as evidence that Chauvin held Floyd down with "an intentional will to do bodily harm."

    "They had an overlap," the lawyer said. "And so that is going to be an interesting aspect to this case and hopefully upgrading these charges to first-degree murder because we believe he knew who George Floyd was."


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

New research finds that federal regulation leads to an increase in deaths, and North Carolina is one of the states most affected.
This is a profile of the terrorists who attacked the US 1983
Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a campaign to punish two high-profile U.S. senators.
Sixty percent of battleground voters view Democrats’ latest effort to impeach President Donald Trump as another “waste of time and money” and are seeking an orderly transition of power, a leaked internal shows.
Another example of how the globalist Facebook uses its power to impose its political ideology
Come with us on Part II of Wolfman and The Guardians' journey through the streets of our nation's capitol. These stories are only available exclusively here at BCN!


In a year of bad actions by very bad people, this is by far the worst done to destroy this Constitutional Republic. Anyone telling you different is either a liar, a Stupid or those that truly hate our United States Constitution.
David Harsanyi writes for National Review Online about recent signs of Americans’ collective embrace of extreme political positions.
This man sets and example for us all
Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on special plans for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
Less than a year after an audit of the N.C. Department of Transportation found massive overspending, a blue-ribbon panel is recommending the department get a 40% budget hike.
Today, America's second Fake Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, just days before he leaves office, may speak more about those Impeaching the President than he who is indicted.


For the last four years, Donald Trump kept back the tide. But now, it’s up to Congress.
In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French, or German.
Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online admits early in his latest column that he believes President Trump has “committed impeachable conduct.”
With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country.
According to Politico, Sunday’s rehearsal for Joe Biden’s inauguration has been postponed due to safety concerns, with the rehearsal now being planned for Monday.
Get a good cup of coffee and decompress with The Wolfman as he gives us his account of what really happened on the ground in DC. This is an exclusive series that will not be found anywhere but BCN.
Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents the social media giant’s influence on American political culture.


Back to Top