Officer Charged in Floyd’s Death Eligible for Pension Money

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/06/13/officer-charged-in-floyds-death-eligible-for-pension-money/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is eligible to receive pension benefits during his retirement years even if he’s convicted of killing George Floyd, according to the Minnesota agency that represents retired public workers. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George. Video of the arrest shows Chauvin, who is white, using his knee to pin down the neck of George, who was black and handcuffed, for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. George’s death has sparked protests around the world.