Who is Derek Chauvin?

Ashlyn Thomas

Who is Derek Chauvin?

Derek Chauvin is now known as the “first white police officer to be convicted of murdering a civilian in Minnesota. He was a  former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.” George Floyd was just a middle aged white african american living in Minnesota, after death, his murder then divided the US. George floyd was grusomley murdered by police during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and it killed Floyd.  

The death of George Floyd riled many Americans up. Citizens were angry and wanted justice. Riots started, things were vandalized, destroyed. America didnt care, the people took action to show us people as a society that we Americans need to change, and be better. In addition, George Floyds murder was an ongoing social media topic for months and almost a year later, the man responsible for the death of an innocent man has finally been put to justice and the media is all over it.