New York, AP. The Minneapolis Police Department officer with a knee on George Floyd’s neck was the most experienced of the four police officers involved in the arrest. The officer received several medals for bravery and there were 17 complaints against him. Information about Derek Chauvin and other officials surfaced Wednesday.
Chowin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree murder and three other officers have been fired. Chauvin had 19 years of experience. He was initially trained as a cook and worked in the military as a military police officer. In addition Hmong speaker Tau Thau had 11 years of experience. Her career began as a community service officer and she had six complaints against her.
The other two officers were fairly new in the department, including Thomas Lane, a juvenile detention gerd. She worked as a volunteer with Somali refugees. J Alexander Kueng made his debut by patrolling his college campus and a department store.
Records show that 44-year-old Chauvin served as a military police officer in the military in Georgia, Fort Benning and Germany in the late 1990s. Chauvin became a Minneapolis police officer in 2001. In 2007, he was accused of pulling a woman out of a car after stopping her for over speeding.