Was George Floyd’s Murder Premeditated?
Retired club operator, Maya Santamaria, exposed that George Floyd operated at her club in Southern Minneapolis as a bouncer, alongside the officer who killed him, former officer Derek Chauvin.
Santamaria explains that the two both worked the exact same work schedule at El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, prior to the business being sold a couple months earlier. This would hint that Chauvin may have had a grudge against Floyd and race had nothing to do with it.
“Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open. They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside,” Santamaria explained.
Santamaria revealed that she can not be sure that Chauvin and Floyd knew one another, because frequently there are over a dozen guards working at the club on most evenings. Still, they did work overlapping shifts, and the fact that one man wound up killing the other ought to encourage further probing by investigators into whether the two had a previous relationship.
That might potentially suggest that there was a deeper intent behind the slaying. If Chauvin and Floyd were not meeting for the initial time in the minutes leading up to Floyd’s death, it can make the difference between a manslaughter indictment or a murder charge. As of now, no other indication of a prior relationship has been exposed, yet this is an incredibly odd coincidence, which might be cause for suspicion.
Santamaria reveals that she didn’t realize that the men in the video clip were her prior personnel before a friend told her.
“My friend sent me (the video) and said this is your guy who used to work for you and I said, ‘It’s not him.’ And then they did the closeup and that’s when I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s him.’ I didn’t recognize George as one of our security guys because he looked really different lying there like that,” Santamaria said.
People around the country are calling for Chauvin to be charged with murder, yet so far no official indictments have been submitted versus any of the officers involved in Floyd’s death. All 4 of the police officers who were on the scene at the time of the event were fired from the police department, however Floyd’s family members believe that is not enough, and the city’s mayor agrees.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has actually asked for criminal charges to be brought against the police officer that murdered George Floyd.
“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail. If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now,” Frey stated.
When asked about what particular charge he would want to see for the officer, Mayor Frey refused to comment, yet a large number of legal experts have actually predicted that Chauvin could face a minimum of manslaughter charges after looking at the video evidence against him.