Derek Chauvin Wiki – Derek Chauvin Biography
Derek Chauvin is an American former police officer, Chauvin was born in 1976. His mother was a housewife and his father was a certified public accountant. At the age of seven, his parents divorced and were granted joint custody of him.
He attended Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, but did not finish and later obtained a General Educational Development certificate. He took food preparation courses at Dakota County Technical College and worked as a cook. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1996 to 2004, including two stints in the military police between 1996 and 2000. During that time, he also attended Inver Hills Community College from 1995 to 1999 and later transferred to Metropolitan State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement in 2006.
Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019. The Washington County prosecutor’s office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin’s off-duty security work.The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin’s wife’s business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because “it was cheaper to register a car there”.
Derek Chauvin Age
Derek Chauvin is 44 years old.
His mother was a housewife and his father was a certified public accountant. At the age of seven, his parents divorced and were granted joint custody of him.
Wife & Children
Chauvin married a Laotian immigrant, who competed in a “Mrs. Minnesota” beauty pageant in 2018. She filed for a divorce the day before he was arrested for Floyd’s death.
Derek Chauvin Not Dead
Chauvin is still alive. The former Minneapolis Police Department officer has been the subject of multiple death hoaxes since his arrest. Chauvin, 44, is awaiting trial in relation to the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chauvin is facing second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in relation to the incident. On May 26, Chauvin was fired from his job at the Minneapolis Police Department.
In September 2020, a news story from a website named Conservativetears spread on Facebook. The story is titled, “Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd Killed in Prison.” The website’s subheading reads, “Death hoaxes for your thoughts and prayers.”
The hoax story alleges that Chauvin was killed by fellow inmates in prison. In addition, the story says that Chauvin left “half of his estate to the reelection campaign for impeached President Donald J. Trump.” The hoax story goes on to quote a prison warden named Sandy Batt as saying of Chauvin’s “death:”
I won’t say this murderer’s name. He’s dead, and even though many of my guards had heard rumors that he was going to be offed, we all agreed that if anyone had it coming, this guy had it coming. Good riddance to racist trash.
A disclaimer on the Conservativetears website reads in part, “Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined.”
Fake News About His Death
On May 31, a website named W24 posted a fake news story alleging that Chauvin committed suicide in his jail cell. The W25 cited CBS Minneapolis as their story. The story was never published on CBS Minneapolis’ website. W24 describes itself as a “Europe’s leader in online news and information and seeks to inform, engage and empower Europe.” The website is powered by more than 200 journalists “in every corner of Europe,” according to the profile.
According to Snopes, W24 is a “junk news site that has previously published numerous false claims.”
As of September 2020, Chauvin is housed in Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights, the state’s only Level Five maximum security prison. His bail has been set at $1.25 million or $1 million with conditions.
Earlier in September 2020, prosecutors in the George Floyd case alleged that Chauvin has used neck and upper body restraints on at least seven different occasions during arrests.
There is no evidence to suggest that Chauvin has died. If Chauvin died while in custody, it would be announced through a statement from law enforcement and/or corrections agencies in Minnesota. His death, considering the impact George Floyd’s death had with protests occurring across the world, would be covered by local, national and international news agencies.