A former coworker of George Floyd and Derek Chauvin has confirmed that the two men knew each other when they worked at the same Minneapolis nightclub El Nuevo Rodeo. David Pinney told CBS News that the two "bumped heads" when they worked together. He explained, “It has a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue.”
When CBS News asked, “Is there any doubt in your mind that Derek Chauvin knew George Floyd?” Pinney responded, “No. He knew him.”
Meanwhile, Maya Santamaria, the owner of the club, described how Chauvin treated black patrons. When asked if Derek had a problem with black people, Santamaria said, “I think he was afraid and intimidated."
Derek Chauvin killed Floyd on May 25th by kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes. He has been charged with second degree murder.
George Floyd’s former co-worker confirms that Floyd knew Derek Chauvin :